The Mental Health Month Reimbursement Grants Program provides funding of up to $1,000 to help local ACT groups and organisations host a mental health focused event during the month of October.

The scope of Mental Health Month events is limited only by your imagination and enthusiasm! 

Events should seek to maximise the wellbeing of individuals and the wider community and promote positive mental health.

Events will also need to comply with any social distancing measures in place in the ACT in October 2021.



Grants are for ANY community group or organisation, charity, school, university or faith-based group within or outside of the mental health sector in the ACT. 


ALL groups servicing or working within the ACT community are encouraged to apply!


Only government agencies, private sector businesses are ineligible for grant funding.



To submit your Mental Health Month ACT Reimbursement Grant Application please complete the online form (link below). You will receive a summary of your application to your designated email address. 

Please read the advice contained in the Application Guidelines carefully before completing your application.

To complete an application, you will need:

  • An Event Plan - may include a timeline, run sheet, project plan etc

  • An Event Budget - outline your expenses in the space provided

  • A COVID safe plan - please indicate measures considered on this form

For inquiries about the program, the events funded or to request a PDF/Word version of the form, please contact

Applications Open

Applications Close

Applicants notified of outcome

23 April 2021

18 June 2021

30 June 2021




MEGA Mums Family Day - Mums Exercise Group Australia Pty Ltd 
Exercising your mind and body – RSI Overuse Injury Association of the ACT
Caring for the Carers – Good Shepherd Community Church
PAFA Community health & wellbeing – Pakistan Australia Friendship Association
Self-care packs and snacks – Anglicare NSW South, NSW West and ACT
Mental Health – Know your Basics – Headspace Tuggeranong YRG
Free Mental Health First Aid Course – Red Flag Canberra
Parent Connect fun day and family BBQ – Arawang Primary
Perinatal Wellbeing Fest – Perinatal Wellbeing Centre
A Beary lovely morning – ACT Mental Health Consumer Network
4th International This Is My Brave Mental Health Film Festival
Mental health and Centrelink – your rights – Canberra Community Law
Mental Health Week – Hawker College
Mental Health First Aid – Catholic Education Canberra and Goulburn
Crocheting for Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing – Gungahlin College
Walk for good mental health - Saint Vincents De Paul Society - Canberra/Goulburn - Compeer Program
Self-care scavenger hunt – Marymead Child and Family Centre
Good times in the garden – Aeon Academy
Mental Health Ambassadors Program – Canberra High School
Mental Wellness and wellbeing for Indian Senior group - Multicultural Association of Canberra
Self-care: What’s your oxygen mask? – WildTalking Ltd
Spiritual Healing on Colonised Land – DEiFY
A healthy mind for a happy life - Support Asian Women’s Association Inc.
Shining a light on depression – Belconnen Community Men’s Shed
Mindful Clay Workshop – Wellways
Treat Yourself Day – Burgmann College, ANU
24th Freeee Floral Frock Fringe Festival 
Mental Health Week Volunteer Lunch – Parentline ACT Inc.

For all enquiries please contact