Redress Support Services Funding Round

Grant Category Social Inclusion
Grant Status Closed
Delivered on behalf of
Selection process Open
State/Territory National
Closing Date/Time AEDT

Redress Support Services Funding Round

The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive process to apply to deliver services under the Families and Communities Program – Families and Children Activity – Redress Scheme – Redress Support Services across Australia from 1 March 2019 to 30 June 2021.

Redress Support Services provide timely and seamless access to trauma-informed and culturally appropriate community-based support services to support people’s engagement with the National Redress Scheme (the Scheme).

Redress Support Services form a component of the Australian Government’s broader priority initiative to establish the Scheme for people affected by institutional child sexual abuse.

The Department of Social Services is already funding organisations to deliver Redress Support Services across Australia. Prior to the Scheme commencing, these organisations delivered Royal Commission Support Services to assist people engaging with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

This grant opportunity aims to fill service gaps by providing funding opportunities for new and existing providers to respond to new and emerging client groups or broaden an existing service presence across a broader geographic area.

The trauma informed and professional, culturally sensitive expertise provided through Redress Support Services will ensure clients are appropriately supported during their engagement with the Scheme.

Support includes providing information about the Scheme, assisting clients to complete the Scheme’s application form, supporting their emotional wellbeing and helping clients to access other appropriate services such as legal and financial support.

Services will be delivered nationally through various delivery methods, such as face-to-face settings, outreach services and national telephone and/or online support to ensure accessibility for Scheme applicants across Australia.

More information

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

  • Grant Opportunity Guidelines
  • Redress Support Services - Questions and Answers
  • Independence Assurance Management Strategy Template
  • Whole of Government - Standard DSS Grant Conditions - Redress Support Services Draft Standard grant Agreement
  • Whole of Government - Standard DSS Grant Conditions - Redress Support Services
  • Clause Bank - Whole of Government -Supplementary Terms - Redress Support Services
  • Support Services Manual

These grant opportunity documents are also accessible on the GrantConnect website.

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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 and/or

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Please quote 2018-2406 – Redress Support Services when you phone or email the Community Grants Hub.