Settlement Grants Program (SGP)
The Department of Social Services, through the Settlement Grants Program, funds the next stage of settlement services to eligible clients following their first year of settlement for up to five years from arrival. The service builds on a client’s initial settlement skills and experience, and includes casework/coordination, community development, and youth settlement services.
The SGP provides longer-term settlement support to newly arrived humanitarian entrants, families and migrants with low levels of English proficiency, and dependents of skilled migrants in rural and regional areas with low English proficiency. The aim of the SGP is to deliver services which assist eligible clients to become self-reliant and participate equitably in Australian society as soon as possible after arrival.
Support through SGP includes, for example, citizenship application assistance, financial literacy information and support, employment and training support, housing, and general support with understanding cultural and legal life in Australia, and maintaining healthy relationships and resilience.