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 their 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.
The Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund Grant Program (CMCF Grant Program) is aimed at addressing the needs of vulnerable people by supporting and working with charitable organisations and social enterprises.
This Covid-19 Rapid Response Grant Round which pools funds from the Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund, the Snow Foundation and the John James Foundation will be administered by Hands Across Canberra.
While each foundation has its own process they are collaborating to ensure the most effect response to the crisis, the three foundations are actively seeking grant applications for work related to the emerging crisis. As a response to the current social pressures, the Consortium is pooling funds and introducing a Rapid Response Grant Round with the aim of supporting organisations to continue to deliver important and much needed services to the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The following outlines the three funding priority levels attached to the Covid-19 Rapid Response Grant Round:
a) Front-Line Grants;
b) Capacity Grants;
c) Service Disruption Prevention Grants.
1. Community organisations and social enterprises working with socially disadvantaged and vulnerable groups;
2. Location: projects delivered in Canberra and the nearby region.
Whilst the consortium will access all applications the grant round is being administered through the Hands Across Canberra grant system and requires you to register before applying. Registration will only take 5 minutes and is free.
Please read the below application guidelines carefully before completing your application form online.
We have shortened the application forms due to the urgency of the situation.
> approximately $500,000 for this call;
> a majority of grants in the $5,000-$15,000 range, with a few of up to $25,000. Smaller grants for as little as $1,000 are also welcome.
> funds expended within a 3-6-month period.
Utilize This Offer
The Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund has announced the Covid-19 Rapid Response Small Grant Round with an aim of supporting organisations to continue to deliver important and much-needed services to the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Applications are open to community organisations working with vulnerable people in Canberra and the nearby region.
Applications will be accepted from 27 March 2020 with an initial 2-week grant round ending 10 April 2020.
We will do a comprehensive and rapid assessment of the need for and scope of further grant rounds shortly thereafter.
For more information, please visit https://www.handsacrosscanberra.org.au/chief-ministers-charitable-fund/