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2023 Grant Applications

The ACT Children’s Week Committee offers small seeding Grants (typically around $200) to assist in organising your Children’s Week-related activity. 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

Closing date – 17th SEPTEMBER 2023. 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 TRY AGAIN and email us at

Successful grant applications will be notified by 29 September 2023.

PLEASE NOTE: When promoting your event, please acknowledge that your activity is a CHILDREN’S WEEK EVENT.

The eligible period for events in 2023 will be the week prior to Children’s Week through to the week after: Saturday 14 October – Sunday 5 November

 Grant applications can also be submitted for virtual events to celebrate Children’s Week if your organisation is not able to hold in-person events.

Criteria for Grant Applications

Activities to be held within the eligible time period: 14 October – 5 November.
Activities to assist in increasing awareness of the needs, interest, rights and achievements of children and/or young people.
Activities to promote community involvement and cooperation.
Activities must not be intended to promote commercial interests.
Ideas for events can be found on our programs page

Intergenerational activities and events

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

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 Contribution activities and events

This year ACT Children’s Week is initiating a specific Grant category for 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.

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 2023 has now ended!