National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-25 Grant Program - Round One

Grant Category Community Safety
Grant Status Closed
Delivered on behalf of the Australian Border Force
Selection process Restricted
State/Territory National
Closing Date/Time AEDT

The National Security and Criminal Justice Program: National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020–25 Grant Program (the program) provides grants to civil society, business and industry groups, and academia to deliver community based projects to combat modern slavery in Australia and research to support evidence-based policy on modern slavery in Australia.

The program will support the implementation of Australia’s National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020–25 (the National Action Plan) and sits within the Department of Home Affairs Portfolio’s Outcome 1 (Program 1.7 National Security and Criminal Justice), which is focused on the protection of Australia’s sovereignty, security and safety.

The National Action Plan provides the strategic framework for Australia’s response to modern slavery over the next 5 years and is guided by 5 National Strategic Priorities: 

  • prevent
  • disrupt, investigate and prosecute
  • support and protect
  • partner
  • research.

The program will comprise of 2 multi-year grant opportunities. The Australian Government has invited select organisations to participate under Round One through a targeted competitive process. Round One will provide $1.7 million in grant funding over a 2 year period. 

Reflecting priorities and actions set out under the National Action Plan, this grant round has 4 streams: 

  • modern slavery in Australia and the global supply chains of Australian businesses
  • criminal labour exploitation
  • forced marriage 
  • research. 

More information

More information about the program, as well as requirements for applicants, can be found in the following grant opportunity documents:

  • Grant Opportunity Guidelines

Other grant opportunity documents are only accessible by invited applicants on the GrantConnect website.

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If you would like assistance, please call the Community Grants Hub Hotline on 1800 020 283 (option 1) or email

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Please quote 2020-4514 – National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020–25 Grant Program – Round One when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.