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 a 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 2023 Small Grants Program have closed.
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:
- Not-for-profit organisation
- Disability and/or Self-Advocacy group
- Social enterprise
- Disability service provider
- Local government authority
- Health service provider*
- Peak body*
*Must be collaborating with an organisation listed from 1 – 5
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:
- 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.
- Inclusion Melbourne: Addressing the widespread poor oral health of people with cognitive impairment through mainstream oral health services.
- AQA Victoria: Developing a peer-led project for Victorians living with a spinal cord injury that upskilled existing peer mentors in delivering 'skills for independence' training courses.
- CyberAbility: Creating a co-designed online cyber-safety training program to help people with an acquired brain injury stay safe from online scams.
More information about the program
To read the full program guidelines, download the PDF here.
To read the application questions, download the PDF here.
To access the grant funding agreement template, download the PDF here.
To learn more
For further information, email the TAC Research & Evaluation team at firstname.lastname@example.org.