Diversity and Social Cohesion Grant Eligibility and How to Apply
Who is eligible for Diversity and Social Cohesion grants
Funds will be provided to Australian incorporated, not-for-profit organisations including:
- non-profit foundations
- service clubs
- sporting bodies
- ethno-specific organisations
- youth organisations
- local government authorities
- universities and colleges of education (government school applicants need not be incorporated).
Applicants should not be:
- political organisations
- un-incorporated organisations (with the exception of government schools)
- Australian, state or territory agencies
- organisations outside Australia.
Application information booklet
The booklet provides information about applying for Diversity and Social Cohesion Program (DSCP) grants.
Application information booklet for DSCP grants 2013-14 (642KB PDF file)
Application information booklet for DSCP grants 2013-14 (915KB Word file)
Sample funding agreement
An example of a DSCP Funding Agreement.
See: Sample DSCP Funding Agreement (1.0MB PDF file)
How to apply
Applications for 2013-14 are now closed. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by mail only.
If you would like to be advised when the next funding round is to be opened, please send us an email and we will add your details to the register of interest.
Application forms will be made available when the next funding round has been opened.
Feedback on applications for the 2012-13 funding round
Feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of DSCP applications received for the 2012‑13 funding round is available. This may help you with future applications.
See: 2012-13 Application assessment
Australian National University study
In 2010 the Australian National University (ANU) reviewed the 2009-10 proposals for funding under past departmental initiatives (including the Diverse Australia Program and National Action Plan).
The review was to measure how consistent the proposals were with research evidence for effective interventions countering prejudice and intolerance. A summary document outlining the principles and findings of the research conducted by the ANU is available.
Review of empirical literature on prejudice reduction strategies and implications for future directions in the Diversity and Social Cohesion Program – Summary of research ( 84KB Word file)
Review of empirical literature on prejudice reduction strategies and implications for future directions in the Diversity and Social Cohesion Program – Summary of research (677KB Word file)
You can contact the department for further information about DSCP grants.
When: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight-Savings Time)
Telephone: 1800 453 004