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Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants

The NSW Government supports the prevention of domestic and family violence at the local level by providing annual grants to Local Domestic and Family Violence Committees across the state. The NSW Government was pleased to continue the grants program in 2019 with a total of $80,000. Following a recent review of the program, grants were available up to $1,200 and could include childcare with an approved service. Grants were available for projects that raise awareness about the impacts of domestic and family violence (DFV).

Applications for the 2019 Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants are now closed and the list of 2019 successful applicants can be viewed here.

Projects the NSW Government was looking to fund

  • Promotional events for awareness of DFV. Past successful community events have included walks, candlelight vigils, and community information days.
  • Funds could also be used to develop educational and awareness raising resources, print information booklets, promotional brochures and posters about DFV and/or local services and childcare with an approved service so parents and carers can attend events.


Funding of up to $1,200 (GST excl) was available per committee for projects through an on-line submission process. Committees should, wherever possible, seek in-kind support and/or financial contributions from project partners. Committee contributions were encouraged and could include voluntary labour, child care with an approved service provider use of existing facilities, equipment or other resources, and/or administrative support.

Grants objective

The grants had three key objectives to:

  • raise awareness in the community of the impacts of domestic and family violence,
  • reinforce messages about positive behaviours and social norms rejecting violence against women, and engage local organisations, especially men’s based organisations, groups and schools, in leading efforts for change, and,
  • increase awareness in the local community of services and assistance available for those experiencing or perpetrating domestic and family violence, or responsible for it.

Who could apply?

To qualify as a Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee under this funding program, the committee must:

  • have been a formally recognised forum where organisations in a local area (government and non-government) providing services to women, men and children experiencing domestic and family violence, can discuss issues of concern, and enhance inter-agency responses to women, men and children who experience domestic and family violence,
  • have been a body with membership from both government agencies and non-government organisations,
  • have had members with demonstrated expertise in addressing domestic and family violence.
  • have provided an up to date copy of agreed terms of reference (or other relevant operational information) of (see Eligibility for further information).
  • have provided Women NSW with an up to date copy of agreed terms of reference (or other relevant operational information -see Funding Guidelines for further information).

Projects that met the project criteria, as outlined in the Funding Guidelines were invited to submit an application.

Application timelines

The 2019 grants round opened Wednesday 9 October 2019 and closed at 5pm Wednesday 6 November 2019. Applicants were notified of the outcome in November 2019.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the grants, please contact us:

Email or phone 02 9248 0800.

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Last updated: 27 Nov 2019