Apply for a Grant

The ACT Children’s Week Committee offers small seeding Grants to assist in organising your Children’s Week-related activity. Applicants do not need to be incorporated or associated bodies or affiliated with such organisations. Applicants do not need to have an ABN.


Closing date – 18th SEPTEMBER 2022. Entries received after this date will not be considered.

Receipt of applications will be acknowledged by automated email to the Contact Person indicated on the application.

NB: If you do not receive an immediate email acknowledgement, please TRY AGAIN and email us at


Successful grant applications will be notified by 23 September 2022.


PLEASE NOTE: When promoting your event, please acknowledge that your activity is a CHILDREN’S WEEK EVENT.



Due to possible constraints related to Covid-19, the time frame for eligible Children’s Week events in 2022 has again been extended to enable the possibility of more than one smaller event to occur. The eligible period for events will now include the two weeks prior to Children’s Week through to the week after: Monday 10 October – Sunday 6 November.


Grant applications can also be submitted for virtual events to celebrate Children’s Week if your organisation is not able to hold in-person events.


Criteria for Grant Applications

  • Activities to be held within the eligible time period: 10 October – 6 November.
  • Activities to assist in increasing awareness of the needs, interest, rights and achievements of children and/or young people.
  • Activities to promote community involvement and cooperation.
  • Activities must not be intended to promote commercial interests.


Intergenerational activities and events

ACT Children’s Week encourages applications with a focus on grandparent and intergenerational activities (such as seniors helping with school activities, or child care centres visiting local aged care homes etc).


STEM-related activities and events

This year, ACT Children’s Week is trialling a partnership with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) ACT Section.

IEEE is an international organisation whose purpose is to promote and support the development of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) among children from a very young age. The ACT Section runs professional development programs, seminars, activities and events for students, young professionals, women in engineering, life members and professionals throughout the year. Their STEM outreach arm promotes STEM in schools and especially among girls.

IEEE will provide funding to sponsor Children’s Week community- or school-based activities or events which focus on STEM.

Applications for grants in this category are welcomed and encouraged, and should describe how the STEM theme is being addressed. 


Grant recipients will be asked to provide:

  • A brief report on your activity
  • Attendance numbers and
  • Photographs if appropriate.

Grant Application

Grant applications for 2022 are now closed.