Find and Connect Records Access Documentation Project

  • How much?

    $600,000 has been allocated for the Find and Connect  Records Access Documentation Project in 2011-2012. Anticipated grants of up to $15,000 will be made to eligible not for-profit organisations. 
  • Apply when?

    from 14/03/2012  to 18/04/2012 
  • Who to contact?

      Ph: toll-free 1800 047 482   Email findandconnect@dss.gov.au

Short Description: The Find and Connect Records Access Documentation Project

Note: This toll-free 1800 047 482 hotline will be staffed 9 am–5 pm AEST Monday to Friday, and will divert to voicemail outside these working hours.

TTY users—phone 1800 555 677 then ask for 1800 047 482.
Speak and Listen (speech-to-speech relay) users—phone 1800 555 727 then ask for 1800 047 482.
Internet relay users—visit the National Relay Service website at www.relayservice.com.au and ask for 1800 047 482.

What is the Find and Connect Records Access Documentation Project?

The Find and Connect Records Access Documentation Project will improve Forgotten Australians’ and Former Child Migrants’ access to records which are important to them. Documenting these important records is critical to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants being able to reclaim their identity and trace their families.

Priority will be given to funding past providers with records for release which are likely to have the greatest impact for Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants, with a particular focus on the records of Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants for whom there is no surviving government information.

The Find and Connect Records Access Documentation Project will provide cash grants of up to $15,000 to eligible not-for-profit organisations to document, index and release records relating to children placed in Homes, orphanages and other forms of out-of-home ‘care’ during the 1920s–1980s.

Guidelines, Application Forms and Frequently asked questions

The two key documents for the Find and Connect Records Access Documentation Project are the Project Guidelines and Application Form, which can be downloaded or printed from the following links:

The documents below provide additional information about the broader Family Support Program and other FaHCSIA guidelines for grant applications.

Standard Funding Agreement Terms and Conditions
This part should be read in conjunction with Part C: Find and Connect Records Access Documentation Project Guidelines.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in writing by email or post.

Questions and Answers

Interested organisations are encouraged to check Frequently Asked Questions for more information and/or queries received about the funding process and documentation.

Answers to questions received during the Application Period will be posted by 5.00pm AEST every Tuesday. Questions must be received by 5.00pm AEST each Thursday for posting the following Tuesday. The questions will not be attributed to the organisation/s seeking information.

Questions can be emailed to findandconnect@dss.gov.au or contact the Find and Connect team, as per the contact details provided above.

Questions will not be taken or responded to after 12 April 2012.

 

Content Updated: 27 September 2013