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Sexual Violence Prevention Grants Program

Successful applicants and activities under the previous Sexual Violence Prevention Grants Program (the SVP Program) are detailed below.

Investing in Queensland Women Grant Program

Applications for activities in Sexual Violence Awareness Month need to be submitted under the new Investing in Queensland Women grant program.

The program replaces the previously separate Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month (May), Sexual Violence Awareness Month (October) and Queensland Women’s Week (March) grant programs.

The Investing in Queensland Women grant program provides rounds of $270,000 funding each year, with grants of up to $15,000 (excluding GST) awarded to community groups and organisations across the state's urban, rural and remote communities to develop and deliver initiatives that align with the Queensland Government's strategic priorities for women, and address the unique issues faced by women and girls.

Rounds will open on 1 February (Round 1) and 1 July (Round 2) each year. Each round will remain open for 1 month.

Applications under Round 1 will support the delivery of projects in the second half of the calendar year (including Sexual Violence Awareness Month and the 16 Days of Activism to Prevent Violence against Women).

Applications under Round 2 will support the delivery of projects in the first half of the following calendar year (including Queensland Women's Week and DFVP Month).

However, there is no requirement for grant funded projects to be delivered during these awareness weeks or months.

When the grant rounds are live, visit the Grants for Women webpage to view the guidelines and find out how to apply.

2020 funded activities

The previous SVP Program supported community groups and organisations in 2020 to undertake projects to help Queenslanders to continue the conversation about sexual violence in their communities. It complemented our ongoing actions to prevent sexual violence – including harassment, abuse and assault – and to support those who have experienced these forms of violence.

Thirteen grants totaling over $113,000 were awarded to a diverse range of community groups and/or organisations to undertake activities to prevent sexual violence in Queensland communities.

Funded activities included resource development, events, workshops and campaigns, all aligned to one or more of the 5 strategies supporting the ‘Prevention’ priority in Prevent. Support. Believe: Queensland’s framework to address sexual violence.

As the Program experienced some delays as we responded to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, some activities are being delivered in early 2021. You can view all of the funded activities and their locations below.

Featured recipients

Organisation

Activity

Description

Location

Bond University Limited in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology

‘Sexual Consent Toolkit’

Development of an online toolkit about consent for young people, educators and community organisations.

Statewide

Centacare

‘Poster and Peanut Silo Projection campaign – South Burnett’

Co-design workshops with survivors to develop videos and poster resources to support sexual violence prevention.

South Burnett - Kingaroy

Centre Against Sexual Violence Incorporated, 99 Steps CALD Domestic and Family Violence Program | Access Community Services Ltd, and Sahara House

‘Healthy Relationships: Know Your Rights’

Workshops for culturally and linguistically diverse groups, and development and translation of resources for community distribution.

Logan and Beenleigh

Centre Against Sexual Violence Incorporated

‘Ask, Listen, Respect’

Reproduction of resources (stickers, banners and drink coasters) developed for an existing, successful campaign by female survivors to raise awareness of sexual violence.

Logan and Redlands

Children by Choice Association Incorporated

‘Know the Signs’

Social media awareness campaign targeting young people (and those who work with young people), develop youth friendly website content, and develop and deliver workshops to young people regarding reproductive coercion.

Statewide, Windsor

Domestic Violence Action Centre

‘DVAC Sexual Violence Prevention Project’

Video development with young people challenging victim blaming and/or increasing knowledge and understanding of consent.

Ipswich, Toowoomba, Darling Downs, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, and Springfield regions

DVConnect Limited

‘Educational video for hearing impaired’

Working with survivors of the hearing impaired community and Auslan interpreters to develop an educational video on sexual violence as a resource for people with hearing impairment.

Statewide

Multicultural Families Organisation

‘My Body = My Consent’

Development of brochure and video for culturally and linguistically diverse communities (translated into 10 languages).

Gold Coast

North Queensland Combined Womens Services Incorporated

‘Prevent. Support. Believe. Campaign’

Campaign including bus graphic design messaging, social media, community breakfast and free t-shirt printing activity.

Townsville

Palm Island Community Company Limited

‘Palm Island Sexual Violence Awareness March and Video’

Community event including march, candlelight ceremony, stalls, guest speakers and free community barbecue, with the development of a video of community members standing up against sexual violence.

Palm Island

RizeUp Limited and R4Respect - YFS

‘Peer-to-Peer respectful relationships education’

Social media campaign and workshops for young people via 3 educational settings, with a focus on healthy relationships and prevention of technology-facilitated abuse.

Statewide and Southport

True Relationships and Reproductive Health

‘True Conversations about Sexual Violence Prevention’

Radio and print campaign in Cairns on sexual violence prevention.

Cairns

WWILD – Sexual Violence Prevention Association Incorporated

‘Let’s talk about sex, baby’

Resource development and 2 workshops with people with disability about sex, consent, safety and healthy relationships.

Wooloowin