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Defence Family Support Funding Program

Contact Details

Defence Community Organisation

1800 624 608

Email Address:

Web Address:

Department of Defence
Close Date & Time:
12-Feb-2020 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
141000 - Community Development
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


The Family Support Funding Program (FSFP) provides grant funding to community organisations who can deliver support and services of value to Defence families and the community they live in.

Any incorporated not-for-profit organisation can apply for an FSFP grant, provided they can demonstrate their commitment and ability to deliver local community programs or projects in line with the aims of the program, with a strong focus on supporting Defence families and the Defence community.

FSFP is an annual grant program. Please see for details regarding opening and closing dates each year.

The FSFP provides single and multi-year grants. Multi-year grants are available in two or three year funding terms



The Department of Defence can only enter into a funding agreement with an organisation that is a legal entity. If an organisation is not a legal entity, an eligible sponsor organisation may apply for funding on its behalf.

To be eligible, applicants must be one of the following Australian not-for-profit organisations whose volunteers’ work supports families and/or communities in Australia and are legal entities and have been operating for 12 months or longer: 

 ·         Incorporated Associations,

           Incorporated Cooperatives,

 ·         Companies – not-for-profit proprietary companies or public       companies, incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001,and

.         Organisations established through a specific piece of Commonwealth or state/territory legislation (for example, many public benevolent institutions and churches).

Grant Activity Timeframe:

Funding available for 01 July 2020 - 30 June 2021.


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):
From $5,000.00 to $75,000.00
Instructions for Application Submission:

Applications and Grant Guidelines can be found at the Defence Community Organisation website,

All applications must be received on the Family Support Funding Program application form available from the Defence Community Organisation and sent to for consideration.


Other Instructions:

The Family Support Funding Program is administered by the Defence Community Organisation and all applications are assessed by the FSFP Advisory Committee assessment panel specially convened for this purpose.

The assessment panel then provides advice, recommendations and any relevant terms and conditions to the Minister for Defence for approval.


Contact Details

Defence Community Organisation

1800 624 608

Email Address:

Web Address: