Afghan-Australian
Community and
Settlement Support

Grant program guidelines

AACASS GRANT PROGRAM

Afghan-Australian Community and Settlement Support grant program supports Afghan-Australian and other community and grassroot organisations undertaking critical work to welcome and support people recently evacuated from Afghanistan.

Supporting Afghan‒Australian Community

Through an open competitive process, the program provides grants to organisations to facilitate positive settlement outcomes for the newly arrived Afghan people.

The program is intended to support the organisations working alongside the services delivering the Humanitarian Settlement Program.

The grant program is administered by Migration Council Australia and is called Afghan-Australian Community and Settlement Support.

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About
the Grant

On 14 October 2021, The Hon Alex Hawke MP, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs announced new funding of $27.1 million for a tailored Afghan settlement support package, to help recent evacuees from Afghanistan settle successfully into their new lives in Australia.

The package includes $8.0 million over two years to further strengthen the capacity of Afghan-Australian organisations and other community and grassroot organisations to continue to play a critical role in supporting the evacuees to begin their new lives in Australia.

As part of this commitment, $7.0 million over two years is provided as direct funding through an open competitive grant program and $1.0 million will be assigned to capacity building for organisations receiving the funding, as well as program administration.

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Grant Recipient Resource Hub

Funded organisations are provided access to a Grant Recipient Resource Hub. In the resource hub, organisations can access tools and resources relating to different topics, as well as find more information relating to the monthly learning circles.

Resource Hub

Grant Round Two is now open!

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Offline Application Form

Applications close on Friday, 6 May 2022

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