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

The 2020/21 – 2022/23 Healthy Canberra Grants is seeking applications for community-based activities to improve the health of Canberrans, with a focus on improving the quality of life of those living with a chronic illness and/or building greater social connectedness within our community.

There is up to $1.90 million in funding available to support programs of up to three years duration, commencing in the 2020/21 financial year.

Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the ACT Health Promotion Grants Program by email or phone (02) 5124 9456 to discuss their program ideas and questions about the funding round.

Applications are due by 4pm Friday 4 September 2020.