Community-led Projects to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children

Grant Category Family and Domestic Violence
Grant Status Closed
Delivered on behalf of the Department of Social Services
Selection process
State/Territory National
Closing Date/Time AEDT

PLEASE NOTE: You will be notified of the outcome of your application at the end of the selection process. This is expected to be in January 2020. For probity reasons, it is not possible to give you information about the status of individual applications during the assessment process.

The Australian Government has committed $6.139 million GST exclusive (across FY2019–20 to FY2021–22) to support primary prevention activities. This is funded under the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

Organisations are invited to apply for funding to develop and deliver innovative and community led primary prevention activities that challenge violence-supportive attitudes and behaviours. A community-led approach ensures the people, groups and communities impacted by a project are actively involved in the development, implementation and evaluation of the project.

The department is seeking applications from specialist organisations, or consortium partnerships, to develop and deliver primary prevention projects across Australia. The lead applicant must be a specialist organisation with expertise in family, domestic or sexual violence, primary prevention or gender equality.

Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate existing strong relationships with their target groups or communities, or partnerships with organisations representing those groups or communities.

Priority cohorts for this grant opportunity include:

  • Children and young people
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Women with disabilities
  • Women living in rural and remote communities
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • People with diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status.

More information

More information about the National Plan and Fourth Action Plan, as well as requirements for applicants, can be found in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines and Questions and Answers.

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Contacting the Community Grants Hub

If you would like assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 or email

More information about the Community Grants Hub can be found on the Community Grants Hub website.

Please quote 2018-2566 – Community-led Projects to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.