Legally Assisted and Culturally Appropriate Family Dispute Resolution

Grant Category Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Indigenous
Grant Status Closed
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The Australian Government invited providers via a restricted process to apply to deliver services under the Families and Communities - Families and Children – Family Law Services - Legally Assisted and Culturally Appropriate Family Dispute Resolution from 2016 to 2019. Up to eight organisations will be offered funding as a result of this process.

The Families and Communities Program aims to support families, improve children’s wellbeing and increase participation of vulnerable people in community life to enhance family and community functioning. Organisations provide early intervention and prevention activities to improve the wellbeing of families and children, including after separation, enhance family functioning and economic engagement and strengthen communities. Family Law Services aim to provide alternatives to formal legal processes for families who are separated, separating or in dispute to improve their relationships and make arrangements in the best interests of their children. Family Law Services have a particular role to help families with complex needs, including those with family violence issues. Family Relationship Centres are a highly visible entry point or gateway to the whole family support service system. Family Relationship Centres play an important role in improving family relationships. Centres provide information, support and referral services to all families and provide family dispute resolution and access to some legal assistance for separating or separated families.

More information

More information about the services under the Families and Communities - Families and Children and their delivery in the [area], as well as requirements for applicants can be found in the following documents that form the Application Pack:

  • Program Guidelines Overview
  • Funding Round Summary

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