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2024 Children’s Week Grants Program

Local councils or eligible not-for-profit organisations can apply for a grant of up to $1,000 to help host a Children’s Week activity.


Who can apply:
Not-for-profit groups, government
$0 - $1,000

Applications for the 2024 Children's Week Grants Program are now closed.

Children’s Week is a national celebration that recognises the talents, skills, achievements and rights of children. It is based on the articles expressed in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), highlighting the importance of play, wellbeing and protection. Children’s Week 2024 will be held between Saturday 19 October to Sunday 27 October 2024.

The theme for Children’s Week 2024 is: “Children have the right to a clean and safe environment”.

The theme is a simplified version of Article 24 of the UNCRC which promotes:

"Children have the right to good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that they will stay healthy."

Children’s Week Grants

The Victorian Department of Education is inviting eligible organisations to apply for a grant of up to $1,000 to contribute to the cost of hosting a Children’s Week activity that celebrates the theme " Children have the right to a clean and safe environment".

The grants program aims to:

  • provide children and their families an opportunity to participate in a range of community activities
  • engage Victorian families to connect and play together
  • provide a financial contribution to support eligible organisations to deliver high-quality events that celebrate the national Children’s Week theme.

Organisations are encouraged to involve children in the planning and design of their event. The National Quality Standard (NQS) recognises children as competent and capable. Supporting children’s agency and involving them in decisions cuts across all seven quality areas of the NQS.

To read more about NQS Quality Area 1.2.3, and how to Support Agency: Involving Children in Decision Making, visit Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority.

Key dates

  • Applications open

    1 May 2024

  • Applications close

    16 June 2024

  • Assessment and shortlisting of applications

    July to August 2023

  • Advise applicants of the outcome of their grant application

    September 2023

  • Payments made to successful applicants

    October 2023

  • Children’s Week 2024 events delivered

    19 October to 27 October 2024

  • Acquittals due

    6 December 2024