Before you apply...
Our Starter Kit is full of all the information you need to write an excellent grant application!
Check out the Starter Kit HERE
Are you in the ACT? Mental Health Community Coalition ACT also have a small grants program!
What are small grants?
Each year a number of small grants are offered to assist the staging of mental health promotion activities or events during October's Mental Health Month.
What grants are available?
There are five categories of grants available -
General grants are for projects focusing on any part of the community.
Youth grants are for projects focusing specifically on projects for young people.
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) grants
CALD grants are for projects focusing specifically on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Grants
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander grants are for projects focusing specifically on Indigenous communities.
Sex, sexuality, and/or gender diverse (LGBTIQA+) grants
LGBTI grants are for projects focusing specifically on sex, sexuality, and/or gender diverse communities.
- Organisations must have an ABN or be supported by an organisation with an ABN, and be undertaking the project in NSW.
- The planned activity must occur during Mental Health Month in October, promote positive mental health in the community and tie in with the theme for Mental Health Month 2019.
- Organisations or community groups wishing to submit a grant application can apply in only one category.
- Funds are not available for the self-promotion of for-profit organisations.
- Funds are not available for work that an organisation is already funded to undertake
What do the judges look for?
Projects which are especially creative or innovative; Applications from small, community-led organisations or groups; Projects which respond to the needs of their local/target community; Projects which have a clear mental health focus; Projects with a strong link to the Mental Health Month theme ("Share the Journey")
Our Starter Kit provides all the information you need to develop your event/program, and includes details of what sorts of things the judges will be looking for.
Reading the Starter Kit is a great first-step for your grant application.
How do I apply?
Applications will be via a web form and will open on the 29th of April.
We also have example grant templates available to help you with writing a grant application (also coming mid May).
All grant applications must be submitted via web form.
If you are unable to do so, please email email@example.com as soon as possible.
You will receive confirmation of receipt of your application.
Please do not post or fax entries.
Application Example Template
Need some help with writing the grant application?
We will provide some application example templates to assist for each category.
Additionally, our Starter Kit is full of essential information!
Check out the Starter Kit HERE
Who do I contact if I have questions?
Enquiries about the small grants program can be directed to: