Grants and Funding

Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund

About the Fund

The Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund was created in June 2018 with the objective to assist in meeting the social, economic, cultural, educational, environmental and other charitable needs of the community in the Australian Capital Territory (and the immediately surrounding region) for the public benefit. The ACT Government invested $5 million as seed funding to kick-start a long term commitment to our local charities and community sector to support their incredible work and also explore innovative solutions to meeting community needs. The Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund Grant Program is aimed at addressing the needs of vulnerable people by supporting and working with charitable organisations and social enterprises. The fund is managed by Hands Across Canberra.


Health Canberra Grants

Provides funding for community-based activities to improve the health of Canberrans, with a focus on supporting children and families, (particularly during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life). The Healthy Canberra Grants: Focus on Supporting Children and Families has up to $1.m available, for programs delivered from July 2022 through to December 2024.

Applications need to be made online via SmartyGrants.

Applications are due by 4pm Friday 11 March 2022. Late applications will not be considered.

If you have any questions or you would like to discuss your program ideas, please contact the ACTHPGP team via email or phone 02 5124 9456.

To stay informed about future funding opportunities, please email and ask to be added to our distribution list.


Grants Bulletin February 2022 – David Smith MP, Federal Member for Bean


Click here for the February 2022 Grants Bulletin