Past projects for victims of crime

Victims Services Building Capacity Funding Program funds short term projects that identify and meet a gap in support for victims of crime, their families and friends.

The funding program has been available annually since 2009.

This page provides information about projects we have previously funded.


Multicultural Families Organisation

Received $26,000 to build the capacity of mainstream domestic violence services and the community to support culturally and linguistically diverse  (CALD) victims of domestic violence in South East Queensland by:

  • training multilingual volunteers to help CALD women escape domestic violence
  • providing cross-cultural training to existing mainstream domestic violence services, refuge staff and police.

Domestic Violence Prevention Centre (Gold Coast)

Received $22,000 to deliver a symposium for services in South East Queensland. The symposium will consider the significant post-separation risks to women and children who have experienced domestic and family violence.

Brisbane Rape & Incest Survivors Support Centre (BRISSC)

Received $38,000 to build the capacity of generalist workers and community leaders to respond effectively to the issue of sexual violence in the south-west Brisbane region, covering 32 suburbs.


Cape York/Gulf Remote Area Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Child Care (RAATSICC) Advisory Association Inc

Received $74,250 to deliver a package of workshops and resources to help Far North Queensland Indigenous communities build practical strategies and effective localised responses to help victims of crime.

Court Network Inc

Received $60,500 to develop and deliver an outreach model to offer court support for victims, before, during and after court attendance in the regional areas of Sunshine Coast and Gympie, using internet technologies, telecommunication and partnerships with local providers.


Received $11,000 to deliver a symposium for practitioners from the Combined Women’s Refuge Group and regional domestic violence services across south-east Queensland. The symposium discussed how to respond to the needs of children (0–5 years) affected by trauma and attachment difficulties resulting from exposure to domestic and family violence.


Nundah Community Support Group Inc.

Received $50,000 to train and build networks for up to 30 generalist workers in north Brisbane to respond effectively to survivors of sexual violence.

Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence Inc.

Received $46,620 to train 50 community workers in North and South-East Queensland to recognise and respond to intimate partner sexual violence.

Working Alongside People with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities: Sexual Violence Prevention Association Inc.

Received $60,120 to develop online modality for training and professional development of workers from all over Queensland, particularly in remote, rural and regional areas to respond to people with an intellectual disability who have experienced criminal victimisation.

Tablelands Rape and Incest Crisis Centre

Received $35,100 to provide accredited training for 25 community workers from the Atherton Tablelands and surrounds for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims who have experienced sexual assault.


Phoenix House Association Inc

Received $75,000 to provide nationally accredited training for up to 25 Queensland-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community workers. This enables them to provide high quality, culturally-appropriate support and to improve access to services for traumatised members of their communities where sexual and/or family violence has been experienced.

Relationships Australia (Qld)

Received $25,000 to expand the existing Victims Counselling Support Service. This service provides counselling support for victims of violent crime across Queensland through the development of online counselling capability. Included purchase of software licenses and professional services for the development of web front end and application.


Save the Children Australia

Received $50,000 to train community workers in Brisbane, Townsville and surrounding areas. They have a positive discipline program for parents who are victims of domestic and family violence.

Palm Beach Neighbourhood Centre

Received $50,000 to train community agencies across the Gold Coast to support victims of crime who are at risk of getting into financial problems because of trauma related to their injuries.


Protect All Children Today

Received $10,000 to develop culturally-appropriate court support for children and young people who are required to give evidence at court as victims or witnesses to a crime. Operates throughout Thursday Island and the Torres Strait.


Received $90,000 to run 10 practitioner workshops for professionals working with children and young people who had experienced sexual assault.


Centacare: Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton

Received $22,000 to develop and deliver a training program for volunteers in Bundaberg and Mackay to provide support during court and rehabilitation.


Received $12,660 to provide volunteers with specialist training to support adult survivors of child sexual assault through court processes around Brisbane and Southport.

Family Planning Queensland

Received $65,340 to build the capacity of service providers and community to respond to sexual assault in Yarrabah. The strategies aimed to improve services in the Yarrabah community and provide information for sexual assault services on culturally appropriate service delivery for Indigenous communities.


Anglicare Southern Queensland

Received $38,000 for the development of resources and professional training in 4 locations to support men who had experienced childhood sexual abuse or assault.

WWILD – SVP Association

Received $62,000 for developing the How to Hear Me free resource kit. The Sexual Violence Prevention (SVP) Association worked alongside people with intellectual and learning disabilities to develop the kit. It included a booklet and a DVD on adapting therapeutic techniques to suit the needs of clients with an intellectual disability who had experienced trauma, and could be going through the criminal justice system.


Protect All Children Today

Received $100,000 to increase its volunteer base (particularly in regional Queensland) for court support of children and young people giving evidence in the criminal justice system.