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 Week (8 to 16 October 2022).

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. 


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

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.



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 30 June 2022. Extensions will not be granted.


For inquiries about the application process, don't hesitate to get in touch with


  • 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


Apply now! Applications for the 2022 MHM ACT Reimbursement grants program close on 30 June!