Community Support and Infrastructure Grants

Date/Deadline: 06 Feb, 2023

The ACT Community Services Directorate (CSD) is pleased to announce the availability of the 2022-23 Community Support and Infrastructure Grant (CSIG) Program.

This Program aims to support community groups and organisations to improve their programs and services for the benefit of members of the ACT community through the following three (3) grant categories:

  • community support and capacity building;
  • non-fixed infrastructure, furniture and equipment (not including IT and audio-visual available through the Technology Upgrade Fund Grants); and
  • minor capital works and fixed infrastructure.

Organisations may apply for project support that encompasses one (1) or more categories in a single application. Organisations may only submit one (1) project application in this round.

Government Objectives

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inclusion
  • ACT Health and Wellbeing
  • COVID-19 safety.

Priority Areas

  • The following priorities need to be addressed through the proposed project/activity.
  • Community groups and small community based organisations impacted by and recovering from recent environmental and climate events.
  • Groups and organisations re-engaging and reconnecting with their target communities affected by COVID-19.

Funding Information

The total funding available for this program is $200,000 (GST Inclusive). Grant funds are made toward meeting the eligible costs of a project.

Eligibility Criteria

  • New projects from last year’s recipients that involve partnerships or collaborations are eligible and encouraged.
  • To be considered, applicants must have no overdue Acquittal Reports for any previous CSD grant. Acquittals must be submitted and received by CSD Grants team before submitting a new application.
  • Organisations that want to apply must:
    – Be a legally incorporated entity or supported by an incorporated auspicing organisation.
    – Be a registered not-for-profit or a charitable organisation.
    – Have no overdue reporting obligations for any previous grants.
    – Only apply once in the 2022-23 round.
    – Hold appropriate insurance cover for the grant period. Insurances that may be required include Public Liability Insurance of no less than $10 million dollars, Personal Accident, Volunteer Cover or Directors Professional Indemnity. Evidence of insurance may be required as a condition of the grant.
    – Unincorporated community groups may apply through an auspicing organisation.

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