ACT Chief Minister and Treasurer Andrew Barr handed down the Territory’s budget on August 2, 2022.
Highlights for community groups and economic recovery included:
- $10 million in funding to protect and restore the environment and strengthen connection to nature
- $600,000 over four years in grant funding to the Winanggaay Ngunnawal Language Group to promote the integration and understanding of local Ngunnawal language and culture in public schools
- $2,000 grants to install electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure for apartment buildings
- funding for schools to install shades, improve ventilation and hire cleaners
- recreation participation grants to support vulnerable or disadvantaged children to improve physical wellbeing, health, and social skills
- laptops for teachers and administration staff in ACT public schools
- additional indexation funding for community sector organisations
- funding to improve the wellbeing of Canberra LGBTIQ+ communities
- new or expanded programs to prevent gendered violence
- additional support to the Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund to support the purchase of land for charity house projects
- a one-off research grant to undertake analysis to inform models of care in sexual assault forensic medicine in the ACT
It's still unclear when or how this money will trickle down to not-for-profits and community groups, but we'll be keeping our eyes peeled for grant updates relevant to Funding Centre members.
In the meantime, log in to your Funding Centre account and sign up for alerts to be among the first to know where the money is flowing, and to search for and manage your grant applications using the dashboard tool.