3. Timeline and available funding

Applications will be received through a single funding round, opening on Monday 18 December 2023 and closing on Wednesday 7 February 2024 at 5pm. Depending on the volume of applications, assessments will occur in February 2024, and grants will be finalised in March 2024.

Grants of between $100,000 and up to $1,200,000, (excluding GST), are available on a competitive basis. Any staffing costs must be included in the total application amount. If your grant application includes the employment of outreach officers, note the Department will cap the payment for these services at $150,000 (excluding GST) per Full Time Equivalent staff member, with this amount to also cover their associated expenses with the proposed activities.

Applicants will be required to provide a project delivery plan* with their application, that includes quotations and estimates in support that express value for money. Funding will not be provided for retrospective activities, (i.e., where project expenditure is incurred prior to execution of a grant agreement and project commencement). See Section 4. Program Eligibility – What Will Be Funded? for further details on eligible and ineligible activities.

Successful applicants will have until 31 December 2024 to undertake the funded activities.

*A project delivery plan template will be provided to applicants.