Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence Grants
The Queensland Government launched a $2 million grants program to assist sexual, domestic and family violence service providers.
As we started to recover from COVID-19, there was unprecedented demand on our domestic and family violence (DFV) services, many of which had to implement new measures to help women and children.
Service providers have worked around social distancing measures to continue to deliver counselling and support over the phone, which has worked well, particularly for teenage clients who can be hard to engage with.
However, this year we have seen a significant increase in people seeking assistance for domestic violence situations. These grants are available to help service providers cope with the influx people seeking assistance.
Grants between $50,000 and $150,000 are available to sexual, domestic or family violence support service providers to support one-off innovations or to purchase technology, produce resources, video production or delivering a temporary COVID-related program.
This is the first time sexual, domestic and family violence service providers can apply for funding to help them respond to the impacts from the pandemic and I would encourage any organization involved in sexual, domestic and family violence support to apply.
Applications are open until 28 February 2021.
For more information on how to apply visit www.qld.gov.au/notnownotevertogether