The Settlement Grants Program (SGP) is an integral part of MARSS’ settlement services. We provide free settlement assistance through casework, provision of information, referrals and advocacy services.
Any refugee or humanitarian visa holders, newly-arrived migrants on Family Visas with low English proficiency and some other streams and newly emerging communities in the ACT are deemed to be SGP clients. Clients accessing SGP services must be residing in Australia for under five years.
We can assist you to:
We also have a dedicated group of student volunteers who can assist our clients to fill in forms and paperwork between 11am-2pm on Fridays.
We also offer our services once a month at CIT Bruce and CIT Gungahlin. These outreach services are also free. Please contact us to find out when we will be in your area next.
MARSS also hosts a number of information and orientation sessions that can help you get to know Canberra and everything it has to offer. Here is a list of our upcoming events:
- Information session on business skills for Arts and Crafts group at MARSS 1 November 2012
- Information session on family, drug and alcohol awareness and appropriate social behaviour in Australia 13 November 2012
- Cultural awareness training for professionals 21 November 2012
- MARSS Christmas party
If you would like to access any of our services, make an appointment to see a volunteer for form assistance on fridays, or would like more information about our range of services – please contact us to make an appointment.