Open Grants

ACT Youth Week Grants
Open: 30 November 2020
Close: 18 January 2021 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Grant Program
(Cultural, Leadership and Scholarship)
Open: 1 September 2020 (9am)
Close: 15 February 2021 (5pm) or until funds are expended 
Youth InterACT Scholarships
Open: Ongoing
Participation (Multicultural) Grants Program 
Open: 19 November 2020 (10am)
Close: 29 January 2021 (12pm)
Women's Return to Work Grants (ACT)
Open: Ongoing

Information for Community Services Directorate funded 2019-2020 Grant Recipients affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

Letter to existing CSD 2019-20 grant recipients [PDF KB]

Has the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on your capacity to deliver your planned activity? Are you able to undertake your current approved grant funded project?

The Community Services Directorate is aware that many events, such as conferences, workshops, festivals, training, qualification courses, sporting events and other grant funded activities are being cancelled or postponed. If you are not able to deliver the approved funded activity as planned, please consider how you might be able to adapt the mode of delivery or nature of the approved activity to achieve similar outcomes or to address a priority need at this time. You may also wish to consider the option of holding the delivery of your funded activity over to a later date.

For completed projects and where your acquittal is currently due or due within the next three months, CSD will be extending your funded activity acquittal report up until 31 December 2020. If you are able to acquit early, please log onto Smartygrants to acquit, otherwise please ensure you continue to keep records of all expenditure of your grant.

If you require assistance or would like to discuss a variation proposal, please email

Please reference the following when seeking assistance on your grant:

  • grant application number;
  • grant program;
  • description of proposed variation; and
  • contact details.

There may be a high level of requests over the coming weeks, however we will respond as quickly as possible. The ACT Government remains committed to working with the community to continue to support Canberrans during this challenging time.

Up to date information on all COVID-19 related matters can be found on the dedicated ACT Government COVID-19 websiteExternal Link.