Through the Family Support Funding Program (FSFP) community organisations can apply for a grant to deliver support and services of value to Defence families and the community they live in. Any not-for-profit, incorporated group can apply for an FSFP grant, provided they can demonstrate their commitment to and ability to deliver local community programs or projects with a strong focus on supporting Defence families and the Defence community.
FSFP provides funding to not-for-profit organisations to:
Only one application per organisation will be assessed and will only be accepted by email via the FSFP group mailbox, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be prioritised according to how strongly they meet the program aims and selection criteria and will be automatically assessed based on the information provided in the application form.
All applications received into the grants mailbox will be acknowledged by return email. It is advisable for groups if a response to their application has not been received within five days of lodgement, please contact the Defence Member and Family Helpline on 1800 624 608.
The Family Support Advisory Committee (FSAC) panel assesses and prioritises all applications received against the set criteria and recommends to the Minister for Defence, the amount of the grants and any terms and conditions under which they should be given.
Applicants will be advised as soon as approval is known. Groups may not receive exactly what they asked for and funds will not be released until:
Variations may be sought once funding is released and anytime during the funding cycle.
Variation requests should be submitted as soon as a change to the project is known and not be retrospective.
You can contact the team anytime for more information at email@example.com or through the Defence Member and Family Helpline on 1800 624 608.
The FSFP Financial Year 2021-22 annual grant opportunity will open on Wednesday, 21 October 2020 and close 5PM on Thursday, 03 December 2020 AEDT. Download: Family Support Funding Program Guidelines 2021.
All FSFP grant opportunities will be advertised on GrantConnect at https://www.grants.gov.au/.
In addition to the annual FSFP round, a short-term grant opportunity may be offered for projects that can be delivered in a maximum six month period. Suitable projects could include those that:
The FSFP Short-Term Grant Opportunity is currently closed and is dependent on the funds available during the financial year.
Defence Member and Family Support
FSFP Community Grants
PO Box 7921, Canberra BC