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The Mental Health Month Reimbursement Grants Program provides funding to help local ACT groups and organisations host a mental health-focused event during Mental Health Month.

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.



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. 

Government agencies and private sector businesses are ineligible for grant funding.

If you're based in NSW, consider applying for the NSW Mental Health Month small grants program.


Applications are now open. Grants applications close at midnight 9 July. 

To apply for a Mental Health Month ACT Reimbursement Grant:

  1. Read the advice in the Application guidelines, including who can apply and what the grant can be used for.

  2. Develop your event plan in line with the Mental Health Month objectives and theme. This could include a timeline, run sheet, project plan or similar.

  3. Develop a detailed budget to determine how much funding you need to apply for (noting that grant funding is reimbursed after the event).

  4. Consider COVID-smart planning and how your event might need to change if there is an outbreak and restrictions in place.

  5. Complete the online form by the due date. Extensions will not be granted. Please note that Firefox does not allow for the applications to be saved. 

For all enquiries please contact


We were impressed by the high quality and number of grant applicants this year, with so many worthy events. After a difficult decision process, we offered reimbursement grants to: 

  • A Gender Agenda

  • Belconnen Arts Centre Incorporated

  • Canberra Institute of Technology

  • Capital Region Community Services

  • East African Community Association

  • Hawker College

  • Marymead

  • Menslink

  • Mental Illness Education ACT (MIEACT)

  • Multicultural Association of Canberra

  • Non-Resident Nepali Association of Australia - State Coordination Council ACT

  • Perinatal Wellbeing Centre

  • Saint Vincent de Paul Society – Compeer Program

  • SiTara's Story

  • This Is My Brave Australia Inc

  • Woden Community Service.

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