The ACT Government will focus on improving services for vulnerable children and elderly Canberrans in 2015-16 with more than 1830 families expected to access health and family centres.
While community groups have welcomed the budget as "a stimulus package" for the community sector, concerns remain about homelessness and housing affordability.
ACT Treasurer Andrew Barr said social inclusion and liveability initiatives accounted for 20 per cent of the budget's expenditure in 2015-16.
Close to $40 million will be spent on the government's signature Step Up for Our Kids program announced in January, with $11.9 million to be spent in 2015-16.
The five-year scheme intends to support parents retain control of their children and reduce the flow of children moving into foster or residential care.
Homelessness services in the territory will receive $3 million in funding with matching funding from the commonwealth government.
ACT Council of Social Services Susan Heylar said it was clear the government had recognised the need for social inclusion and equality to be a foundation for development in Canberra.
But Ms Heylar expressed concern that not enough had been done to tackle issues of housing affordability and homelessness in the territory.
"We are concerned that the level of funding for some things will not actually be sufficient to address the depth the problems the community faces in unaffordable housing and homelessness," she said.
"While there has been some investment in legal services and in public housing stock, we still need a much bigger contribution."
ACT Youth Coalition direction Emma Robertson said she was disappointed in the lack of strategy to clearly address housing affordability.
"We believe Canberra could be the city that young Australians aspire to live in," she said.
"At the end of the day though, it is housing affordability, and job opportunities that will determine how liveable Canberra is for young people."
The budget also detailed $1.4 million in funding for a new respite centre for Canberrans aged between 13 and 18, which will be launched in partnership with the Ricky Stuart Foundation.
More than $760,000 was set aside to continue the Strengthening Families program, which provides targeted support to 50 ACT families with the greatest need for assistance.
The government will also provide $83 million for the ongoing cost of child and youth protection services in the ACT, including statutory care and youth justice services.
Flexible bus services for elderly and disabled people in Woden, Weston, Belconnen and Tuggeranong will continue in 2014-15 with the government providing $495,000 over the next four years.