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Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities Leading Prevention Grants


This program seeks to support eligible organisations across Australia to develop and implement locally-led solutions to drive long term, sustainable changes in community awareness, attitudes and behaviours – with the aim of reducing violence against women and their children in CALD communities. It will provide one-off non-ongoing funding in order to develop and implement CALD community owned and driven strategies.

Funding of up to $100,000 (GST exclusive) per project is available over two years.

A total funding pool of $1.674 million is available for the financial years 2017-18 and 2018-19. While no funding is available in 2019-20, projects may run until 30 November 2019.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants must fall into one of the following categories:
- Incorporated associations (incorporated under State/Territory legislation, commonly have 'Association' or 'Incorporated' or 'Inc.' in their legal name)
- Incorporated cooperatives (also incorporated under State/Territory legislation, commonly have ‘Cooperative' in their legal name)
- Companies (incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 – may be a proprietary company (limited by shares or by guarantee) or public companies)
- Aboriginal corporations (incorporated under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006)
- Organisations established through a specific piece of Commonwealth or State/Territory legislation (public benevolent institutions, churches, universities, unions etc.)
- Partnerships
- State and Territory governments
- Local governments

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete eligibility requirements.

Eligible Activities

Eligible proposals include those that:
- Address specific domestic and family violence issues within the specified community.
- Successfully engage with key stakeholders and the local CALD community to drive sustainable changes in community awareness, attitudes and behaviours that lead to or contribute to violence against women and their children.
- Utilise a culturally relevant approach to ensure that activities are appropriate and targeted.
- Promote existing support available within local CALD communities.

Please refer to the Guidelines for the list of eligible costs.

Main Assessment Criteria

The main assessment criteria include how the applicants:
- Demonstrate their understanding of the need for the funded activity in the specified community and/or the specified target group.
- Describe how the implementation of their proposal will achieve the activity objectives for all stakeholders, including value for money within the grant funding.
- Demonstrate their organisation’s capacity and their staff capability (experience and qualifications) to deliver the activity objectives in the specified community and/or specified target group.

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of the assessment criteria.


The following are ineligible for funding:
- Resources
- Products
- Research
- Services outlined in the agreed grant agreement
- Purchase of land
- Retrospective costs
- Costs incurred in the preparation of a grant application or related documentation
- Major construction/capital works
- Overseas travel
- Activities for which other Commonwealth, State, Territory or local government bodies have primary responsibility

  • Start-up
  • Research & Development
  • Marketing
  • Export
  • Business Support
Documentation Uploaded
Program Guidelines 2017-12-07 Download
Demonstration Application Form 2017-12-07 Download
Funding Round Summary 2017-12-07 Download
FAQs 2017-12-07 Download
Comprehensive Grant Agreement Terms and Conditions 2017-12-07 Download

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Status Pending
Opening Date 11 Apr 2017
Start By Date 11 May 2017
Closing Date 25 May 2017
Closing Information
The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Funding Type Grant
Max.Funding $100,000
Total Funding Pool $1.7M
Co-contribution Yes
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
Innovation and R&D
CommunityServices : Domestic Violence
Multicultural : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Gender Any
Age Any
Who Can Apply?
General - Non-Industry Specific
Eligible Organisation Type(s)
Difficulty Rating
Tier Federal
Department of Social Services
Program Administrator
Department of Social Services
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