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Grants for Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations

The Dedicated Project Officer Grants Program, led by eSafety, is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to reducing violence against women and their children.

The grant funding allows organisations to engage a Dedicated Project Officer to develop resources and training for frontline workers who support women experiencing technology-facilitated abuse as an extension of domestic and family violence.

A total of $368,550 is being allocated in 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.

Grant recipients

In the 2020-2021 financial year, six grants were awarded to eligible Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations based in urban, regional and remote locations.

Each organisation received $40,950 (excluding GST).

The successful applicants

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service, trading as Djirra – Victoria.
  • Family Violence Legal Service Aboriginal Corporation (SA) - South Australia.
  • Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service (QIFVLS) Aboriginal Corporation – Queensland.
  • Southern Aboriginal Corporation – Western Australia.
  • The Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation – Tasmania.
  • Western Australian Family Violence Prevention Legal Service Aboriginal Corporation, trading as Aboriginal Family Legal Services – Western Australia.

Two grants have been awarded in the 2021-22 financial year. Information about any further successful applicants in the 2021-22 financial year will be published as grant agreements are finalised.

The successful applicants

  • Many Rivers Family Violence Prevention Legal Services (Gurehlgam Corporation Limited), based in New South Wales, received $38,808.
  • Karadi Aboriginal Corporation, based in Tasmania, received $40,950.

How the grants help

The grants are to be used by each organisation to engage a part-time Dedicated Project Officer. In consultation with eSafety, the Dedicated Project Officer will develop culturally appropriate resources and training to support women experiencing technology-facilitated abuse. These will assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to identify, report and protect themselves, and their children, from this type of abuse as an extension of domestic and family violence.

The grants are being awarded as part of the $2.5 million Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Technology-Facilitated Abuse Resources Program, which sits within the eSafety Women Program. The funding is part of the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children, 2019–2022.

Accessing the resources and training

Once the resources and training are developed, they will be made available through each Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation.

You can register your interest by emailing eSafetyDPOgrants@eSafety.gov.au and we will notify you when the resources and training become available.

Domestic and family violence

Read more about how to stay safe if you are experiencing technology-facilitated abuse as part of domestic and family violence.