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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Grants 2021

The Queensland Government is committed to a new way of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities in the spirit of reconciliation to address the causes, prevalence and impacts of domestic and family violence.

Purpose

To achieve a Queensland free from domestic and family violence, all actions under Queensland’s Framework for Action: Reshaping our approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander domestic and family violence – Implementation Plan 2019-21 (Implementation Plan) are underpinned and guided by three foundational elements from the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026 (DFVP Strategy):

  • shifting community attitudes and behaviours
  • enhancing service responses
  • strengthening justice system responses.

To achieve the actions in the Implementation Plan the Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships is supporting communities and services to deliver culturally appropriate support that addresses challenges specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals. Place-based responses will be developed in partnership with community, service providers and other appropriate key stakeholders.

To help put ideas into action, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Grants 2021 will enable activities that showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities work to eliminate domestic and family violence.

Objectives

The objectives of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Grants 2021 are to:

  1. Assist and support identified communities to co-design effective localised responses for people in their community experiencing domestic and family violence.
  2. Provide support that builds skill sets in communities to implement localised responses to domestic and family violence.

Key principles

Successful grants will demonstrate the following elements:

  • strengths-based approach
  • respectful relationships
  • culturally appropriate
  • co-design and collaboration
  • inclusive partnerships
  • community capacity building
  • supportive and safe
  • activating sustainable community responses.

Funding available

Eligible applicants applied for a share in $140,000 for community action planning and capacity building initiatives across eight locations in Queensland:

  1. Brisbane North
  2. Caboolture
  3. Cairns
  4. Cherbourg
  5. Ipswich
  6. Logan/Beenleigh
  7. Mackay
  8. Mount Isa.

Eligible applicants applied for grants up to $10,000 (exclusive of GST).

Assessment criteria

Applications will be assessed by a panel against the below criteria:

Program

  • Address the program objectives (see above)
  • Activities, events or projects align with at least one of the eight key principles (see above)
  • Identify and demonstrate benefits to the community
  • Delivered to benefit one of the eight locations (see above)
  • All activities, events or projects to be delivered in accordance with local cultural protocols.

Governance

  • Present and acquit a budget that identifies all expenses with individuals being appropriately remunerated for their cultural knowledge and time
  • Demonstrates community-led initiatives and designed process
  • Demonstrates capacity to deliver a project on time
  • Demonstrates capacity and suitable experience to deliver agreed outcomes
  • Demonstrates capacity to deliver all reporting documentation in line with the service agreement including financial acquittal
  • Demonstrates value for money and cost effectiveness
  • Demonstrates in-kind or financial contributions towards the project.

Key dates

Date What happens on this date?
Monday, 10 May 2021 Grants open on SmartyGrants website
Monday, 14 June 2021 Grants close. All applications to be submitted by 11:59pm (AEST)
Wednesday, 31 July 2021 Applicants advised of outcome
Wednesday, 31 July 2021 Successful applicants can start delivering their programs/activities
Thursday, 30 June 2022 All programs must be completed and delivered by this date
Friday, 29 July 2022 Final report and acquittal due

Acquittal process

When submitting an acquittal, you will need to provide Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships with a final report detailing the outcomes and a financial statement on how departmental funds were spent.

Contact us

For more information about the grants, including the guidelines, terms and conditions and how to apply, visit or contact us via your local regional office or email grants@datsip.qld.gov.au.