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. Grants of up to $50,000 are available.

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.

The information below can help you prepare your application

You can submit a grant application between 27 June and 29 July 2022.

You can access SmartyGrants, a grants management platform, to submit and manage your application.

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. Incorporated Aboriginal corporation
  8. Health service provider*
  9. Peak body*

*Must be collaborating with an organisation listed from 1 – 7

What funding is available?

The Small Grants Program offers grants of up to $50,000.

How and when can I apply?

Applications can be submitted from 27 June to 29 July 2022.

You can prepare your application by reading the program guidelines.

To submit and manage your application, go to SmartyGrants.

What projects have been previously funded?

Past Small Grants Program projects include:

  • an Inclusion Melbourne project that focussed on addressing the widespread poor oral health of people with cognitive impairment through mainstream oral health services
  • an AQA Victoria peer-led project for Victorians living with a spinal cord injury that upskilled existing peer mentors in delivering 'skills for independence' training courses
  • the CyberAbility project that created 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

Program guidelines

Read the full program guidelines, including assessment criteria.

Funding agreement

Access the grant funding agreement template.

To learn more

For further information, or to discuss a project idea and application, email the TAC Research & Evaluation team at research@tac.vic.gov.au.