Connecting Carers in their Community Small Grants Program

Connecting Carers in their Community Small Grants Program

Connecting Carers in their Community 2024/2025 New Small Grant Round

Carers Victoria is pleased to announce the release of the new small grant round, Connecting Carers in their Community 2024/2025. Funded by the Victorian Government and administered by Carers Victoria, this round follows the success of the previous small grant round in 2023/2024. 

Grants are between $15,000 to $25,000 and will be provided for the following:

  1. Establishment of a new carer support group, including peer support groups and yarning circles
  2. Activities to support carers, including work readiness mentoring and support
  3. Enhance and improve the reach of existing carer support groups.

Activities that target the following priority groups will be assessed more favourably:

  • Regional and remote groups, especially those impacted by fire and flood events
  • Aboriginal-led organisations, or groups working directly with First Nations carers, families, and communities
  • Multicultural and diverse communities, including younger carers and LGBTQIA+ carers.

The grant round opens 9am, 21 June 2024 and closes 4pm, 22 July 2024. For information and support, please read the Application Guidelines and FAQ and attend an information session.

To assist you in completing the application form, you can download a PDF copy of the questions on the Application form and a Word template that includes selected long-form answers to assist with drafting offline.

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Information Sessions

Grant Information Session Webinar

Applicant Information Session
Wednesday 3 July 2024
10.00am – 11.00am

Grant Information Q&A drop-in session #1 of 2

Applicant Q&A Session #1
Tuesday 9 July
3.00pm - 4.00pm

Grant Information Q&A drop-in session #1 of 2

Applicant Q&A Session #2
Wednesday 17 July
10.00am - 11.00am

SmartyGrants First-Time Users

For assistance registering to use the grant software SmartyGrants (for first-time users) please see this short online learning module here.


Connecting Carers in their Community Grant Program Recipients 2023/2024

Carers Victoria would like to thank the grant recipients of the 2023/2024 Connecting Carers in their Community small grant program. This grant round focused on reducing isolation, improving health and wellbeing and connecting carers in their local community. We recognise and value the positive impact of the projects in their local communities.


2023/2024 Grant recipients:


The Albanian Senior Women's Group Association Inc.

Project Delivery Location: Outer South East Melbourne

Organisation Location: Lynbrook

Project Title: Connected Carers Thrive


Anam Cara House Colac

Project Delivery Location: Colac

Organisation Location: Colac

Project Title: Empowering and connecting rural carers with information and support.

Australian Multicultural Community Services Ltd

Project Delivery Location: Maribyrnong, Sunshine, Dandenong

Organisation Location: Maidstone

Project Title: Green Gardening Cafe for Carers

Banksia Gardens Community Services

Project Delivery Location: Broadmeadows (Banksia Gardens Housing Estate)

Organisation Location: Broadmeadows

Project Title: Caring for Hume

Beechworth Health Service

Project Delivery Location: Beechworth, Yackandandah, Chiltern Indigo Shire

Organisation Location: Beechworth

Project Title: Connecting Carers in Indigo Project

Bridge Darebin (trading name of Preston Neighbourhood House)

Project Delivery Location: Preston and Thornbury

Organisation Location: Preston

Project Title: Caring for our First Nations Carers

CatholicCare Victoria

Project Delivery Location: Bendigo, Loddon, Hepburn

Organisation Location: Bakery Hill - Bendigo, Loddon, Ballarat and Hepburn Shires

Project Title: Connecting Carers

Chinese Health Foundation of Australia

Project Delivery Location: Manningham and Boroondara

Organisation Location: Box Hill

Project Title: Carers in Care

Clunes Neighbourhood House Inc.

Project Delivery Location: Clunes and Hepburn Shire

Organisation Location: Clunes

Project Title: Space to Care: Connecting Carers

Deaf Victoria

Project Delivery Location: Collingwood

Organisation Location: Collingwood

Project Title: Auslan and deaf friendly Carers Support Group

Different Journeys

Project Delivery Location: Bendigo and surrounds

Organisation Location: Croydon

Project Title: Bendigo Carers - A Different Journey

Eating Disorders Foundation of Victoria Inc

Project Delivery Location: Grampians Region

Organisation Location: Abbotsford

Project Title: Regional & Rural Eating Disorder Carer Connect Program

Emerge Australia Inc

Project Delivery Location: Statewide (Online)

Organisation Location: Melbourne

Project Title: Reach Out: Connecting Carers of People with ME/CFS and Long COVID

GippSport Inc.

Project Delivery Location: Across Gippsland

Organisation Location: Traralgon

Project Title: Play and Connect: Active Carers Program

Kyabram Community & Learning Centre Inc

Project Delivery Location: Campaspe and Western Shepparton

Organisation Location: Kyabram

Project Title: Carer Voice and Carer Choice

Kyneton Community House

Project Delivery Location: Kyneton

Organisation Location: Kyneton

Project Title: Kyneton Carers Priority Project

LINE Wangaratta

Project Delivery Location: Wangaratta, Benalla, Alpine, Mansfield, Indigo

Organisation Location: Wangaratta

Project Title: Caring for Our Rainbow Carers

Little Dreamers Australia

Project Delivery Location: Ballarat and Geelong

Organisation Location: South Melbourne

Project Title: Young Carer School Holiday Programs

The Mallacoota Wilderness Collective Inc.

Project Delivery Location: Mallacoota and Far East Gippsland

Organisation Location: Mallacoota

Project Title: Mallacoota and Districts Care Support Group

Mildura Rural City Council

Project Delivery Location: Mildura /Sunraysia

Organisation Location: Mildura

Project Title: Partnering with Carers in our Community

Mpower Inc.

Project Delivery Location: Timboon, Camperdown, Coleraine, Hamilton

Organisation Location: Warnambool

Project Title: Carefoot Bowls

Neighbourhood Houses Barwon

Project Delivery Location: Greater Geelong and Borough of Queenscliffe, Surfcoast and Colac Otway local government areas - full list of LGAs available

Organisation Location: Grovedale

Project Title: Caring for Carers in Surfcoast Shire: Finding and supporting the people who support people in our communities

Open Door Neighbourhood House Inc.

Project Delivery Location: Yarrunga

Organisation Location: Wangaratta

Project Title: Connecting Carers Social Prescribing

Pyramid Hill Neighbourhood House

Project Delivery Location: Pyramid Hill

Organisation Location: Pyramid Hill

Project Title: Pyramid Cares

Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association Limited

Project Delivery Location: Regional and Metro locations

Organisation Location: Northcote

Project Title: Deadly but Different Carers Retreat

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