Bursaries & Subsidies

In order to ensure the discussions at the ACOSS National Conference in partnership with VCOSS are rich, robust and inclusive it is imperative that people with lived experience of the issues discussed are contributing to the conversation. We understand that for many individuals and small organisations the cost of conference registration can be prohibitive. For this reason, ACOSS and partners work together to establish a comprehensive bursary program that provides subsidised registration, travel and accommodation across a range of bursaries.

This page will be updated regularly as new bursaries are added.

Applications are currently open for the following bursaries:

 

 

1. Accessibility and Inclusion (people with disability): 

Bursary total: $3, 000

Applications Open/Close: 21 June – 31 July

 

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia have established a bursary fund to support people with disability to travel to, attend, and participate fully in the ACOSS National Conference in partnership with VCOSS.

The Accessibility and Inclusion bursary will provide support with registration, travel, accommodation and additional supports for between 1-3 applicants.

Download your application here

 

 

2. Survivors of domestic and family violence: 

Bursary total: $2, 500

Applications Open/Close: 21 June – 31 July

 

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia have established a bursary fund to support people who have experienced domestic and family violence to attend the ACOSS National Conference in partnership with VCOSS.

The bursary will provide support with registration and, where required, travel and accommodation for between 1-3 applicants.

ACOSS are seeking nominations from Domestic and Family Violence Services nationally. Individuals are also encouraged to apply via the application form below.

Download your application form here

 

 

3. People from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds: 

Bursary total: $2, 500

Applications Open/Close: 21 June – 31 July

 

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia have established a bursary fund to support people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities to attend the ACOSS National Conference in partnership with VCOSS.

The bursary will provide support with registration and, where required, travel and accommodation for between 1-3 applicants.

Download your application form here

 

 

4. Regional, Remote and Rural Community Sector Organisations:

Bursary total: $2, 000

Applications Open/Close: 21 June – 31 July

 

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia have established a bursary fund to support staff from regional, remote and rural community sector organisations to attend  the ACOSS National Conference in partnership with VCOSS.

The bursary will provide support with registration, travel, and accommodation for between 1-3 applicants.

Download your application here.

 

 

5. ACOSS/VCOSS bursary for people out of regular paid work:

ACOSS and VCOSS have established a bursary fund to support people who are currently out of regular paid work to travel to and attend the ACOSS National Conference in Partnership with VCOSS.

More information on this bursary and how to apply is coming soon.