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Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants

Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants

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Applications for the 2018 Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants are now open

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 is pleased to continue the grants program in 2018-19.

Grants of up to $1,000 are available for projects that raise awareness about the impacts of domestic and family violence. A total of $80,000 is available in 2018-19.

Grants objective

The grants have 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 domestic and family violence, or responsible for it.

Who can apply?

Only local domestic and family violence committees may apply for funding. To qualify for funding, a committee must:

  • be a forum where organisations in a local area providing services to victims of domestic and family violence discuss, exchange information and enhance inter-agency responses to victims
  • be a committee with membership from both government agencies and non-government organisations, and
  • have members with demonstrated expertise in addressing domestic and family violence.

Projects that meet the project criteria (as outlined in the funding guidelines) are invited to submit an application.

Application timelines  

The 2018 grants round will open Thursday 20 September 2018 and close at 5pm Friday 12 October 2018. Applicants will be notified of the outcome in late October 2018.

Late applications will not be accepted.

How to apply

To apply, please read the funding guidelines, and submit your application using the SmartyGrants Portal.

Previous recipients

In 2017, grants of up to $1,000 were awarded to projects which raise awareness about the impact of violence against women, and local services and support available. A total of $80,000 was made available in 2017. See 2017 Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants for the list of successful applicants.

Contact us

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

Email DFV@facs.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 9248 0800.