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2024 Grant Applications

The ACT Children’s Week Committee offers small seeding Grants (currently around $200) to assist in organising Children’s Week-related events and activities. 

Applicants do not need to be incorporated or associated bodies or affiliated with such organisations. Applicants do not need to have an ABN.

 

Online applications open 1st July and close on 15th September 2024. Entries received after this date will not be considered.

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged by automated email to the Contact Person indicated on the application.

NB: If you do not receive an immediate email acknowledgement, please check your Spam or Junk email folder. If still no response, please email us at info@actchildrensweek.org.au

Successful grant applications will be notified by 30 September 2024.

 

PLEASE NOTE: When promoting your event, please acknowledge that your activity is a CHILDREN’S WEEK EVENT. Promotional resources can be found on our Resources page.

 

The eligible period for events in 2024 will be the week prior to Children’s Week through to the week after: Monday 14 October – Sunday 3 November.

 

Criteria for Grant Applications

·       Grants are only available to organisations based in the ACT.

·       Activities must be held within the eligible time period: 14 October – 3 November.

·       Activities should assist in increasing awareness of the needs, interests, rights and achievements of children and/or young people.

·       Activities should promote community involvement and cooperation.

·       Activities must not be intended to promote commercial interests.

·       Ideas for events can be found in 2023 Event Reports.

·       Events / activities may fit in to more than one of the categories below, or have a different focus.

·       NB: 2023 Grant recipients who did not submit an Event Report are not eligible to apply for a 2024 Grant.

 

2024 GRANT CATEGORIES:

INTERGENERATIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

ACT Children’s Week encourages applications with a focus on grandparent and intergenerational activities (such as seniors or family members helping with school activities, younger children visiting local aged care homes, etc).

Applications for grants in this category are welcomed and encouraged, and should describe how the Indigenous theme is being addressed.

 

 STEM-RELATED ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

ACT Children’s Week is partnered with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) ACT Section.

IEEE is an international organisation whose purpose is to promote and support the
development of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) among children
from a very young age. The ACT Section runs professional development programs,
seminars, activities and events for students, young professionals, women in
engineering, life members and professionals throughout the year. Their STEM
outreach arm promotes STEM in schools and especially among girls.

IEEE will provide funding to sponsor Children’s Week community- or school-based
activities or events which focus on STEM.

Applications for grants in this category are welcomed and encouraged, and should describe
how the STEM theme is being addressed. 

 

INDIGENOUS-THEMED ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

ACT Children’s Week also supports activities and events which support and promote Cultural Integrity in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, people,
and understanding.

Applications for grants in this category are welcomed and encouraged, and should describe
how the Indigenous theme is being addressed.

 

CHILDREN’S WEEK THEME

ACT Children’s Week encourages grants and events which focus on the current theme for
Children’s week – Children have the right to a clean and safe environment. Applications for grants in this category are welcomed and encouraged, and should describe how the environmental theme is being addressed.

 

COMMUNITY WELLBEING / BUILDING SOCIAL CAPITAL

ACT Children’s Week has introduced a new focus on recognizing efforts which contribute to the building of community wellbeing and social capital, and is happy to support events and activities which focus on this theme. Applications for grants in this category are welcomed and should describe how this theme is being addressed.

 

Grant recipients will be required to provide a brief report on your activity, including attendance numbers, which may be used for promotional purposes.  Photographs, if appropriate, would also be welcomed.

Grant Application

Grant application submissions for 2024 will be opened on 1st July.