ACCF operates two funding programmes. Funding guidelines and how to apply can be found below.

Emergency Assistance Funding Programme

Application for Emergency Assistance is available to those in need on the basis of the following categories:

  • Victims of accidents and illness;
  • Special needs

Application for Emergency Assistance must be referred by one of the following:

  • A registered non-profit organisation;
  • A registered charitable organisation;
  • A sub-ordinate committee/group of a registered non-profit /charity organisation

The amount of funding available is up to a maximum of $1,000. This application can be completed at any point in time.

Detailed guideline on the above programmes can be found here

To Apply:  

Click below for our online application form.


Community Projects Grant

ACCF offers annual grants for up to $10,000 to support organisations to respond to priority areas of need in the community.  

We recognise that homelessness sits at the intersection of many personal vulnerabilities. As per the Census 2021, more than 123,000 people are experiencing homelessness in Australia.  Nearly a quarter (23.0%) were young people aged 12 to 24 years, and 15.8% were aged 55 years and over.

The 2023/24 Community Projects Grant seeks to fund initiatives that support people who are affected by homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.

Application process

Step 1: EOI by invitation

Homelessness service providers, with preference for grassroots community-based organisations are invited to submit applications for their projects. 

Step 2: Full application

An invitation​ to submit a more detailed application will be sent to services if their EOIs are successful.

Note that there is no guarantee that organisations will receive an invitation to submit a full application, even if the project meets the minimum points criteria.

Key Dates

28 August 2023                             Expressions of interest open

11 September 2023                       Expressions of interest close

2 October 2023                              Expressions of interest outcome

30 October 2023                            Full applications close

8 December 2023                         Outcomes announced

The funding guidelines for the 2023/24 Community Projects Grant can be found here

If you have any inquiries, feel free to contact us.