Small Grants Program

The Small Grants Program encourages innovative community-based projects that will make a positive change in the lives of TAC clients and Victorians with disability. The program offers grants of up to $50,000 (GST exclusive).

Projects should be user-led and facilitate improved outcomes across health and well-being, social and community connectedness and participation, independent living, safety and resilience.


Applications for the 2024 Small Grants Program will be open from Monday 17 June to Friday 26 July 2024.

For details about the program, please access the program guidelines and application questions. You can also contact us at with any questions.

Apply for TAC Small Grants Program

Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

The Small Grants Program funds Victorian community-based projects conducted by the following types of organisations and individuals:

  1. Not-for-profit organisation
  2. Disability and/or Self-Advocacy group
  3. Social enterprise
  4. Disability service provider
  5. Local government authority
  6. Public school
  7. Health service provider*
  8. Peak body*

*Must be collaborating with an organisation listed from 1 – 6.

What funding is available?

Grants of up to $50,000 (GST exclusive) are available through the Small Grants Program.

What projects have been previously funded?

Past Small Grants Program projects include:

  • Barwon Valley School: Using smart technology devices to increase student participation in physical activity, reduce sedentary behaviour and increase the intensity of exercises to meet WHO guidelines of moderate to vigorous intensity.
  • Care Companions Monash: Improving the quality of life and overall inclusion of TAC clients and Victorians with a disability from a Chinese background through the power of music and community.
  • EnAccess Maps: Encouraging people with disability and TAC clients to actively engage with their surroundings and increase their community participation by improving accessibility, accuracy and user-friendliness of the EnAccess Maps platform.
  • Inclusion Melbourne: Creating a freely available, accessible, easy-language, benchmarked and customised practice guide for people with ABI, their families, supporters and services to implement the Circles of Support model.
  • Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability (VALID): Meeting a critical, unmet need in Victoria for advocacy support for people with acquired brain injury, including TAC clients.
  • Brain Injury Matters: Co-designing, piloting and evaluating training workshops designed to support people living with an acquired brain injury to re-establish, build, and navigate positive relationships.
  • Heads Together for ABI: Co-designing a virtual and in-person cooking program to support young adults with brain injury to learn cooking skills with peers, build autonomy, confidence and connections.
  • Australian Federation of Disability Organisations: Co-designing and evaluating a training program and resources to build the capability of small to medium businesses to be disability confident and inclusive.
  • Stonnington City Council: Producing printed and interactive mobility maps for priority areas within the Stonnington municipality to support people with disability to travel safely and independently.
  • Youth Disability Advocacy Service: Co-designing and producing resources for young people with a disability to foster disability pride and positive community attitudes.

More information about the program

Recorded information session

Watch the video below for an overview of the Small Grants Program, the types of projects the TAC is looking for, the application process and how to get application help.

Program guidelines

To read the full program guidelines, download the PDF here.

Application questions

To read the application questions, download the PDF here.

Funding agreement

To access the grant funding agreement template, download the PDF here.

To learn more

For further information, email the TAC Research & Evaluation team at