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Online Safety Grants Program

The Online Safety Grants Program, led by eSafety, is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to keeping children and young people safe online. 

Grants of between $80,000 and $1 million are available to non-government organisations (NGOs) registered as a not-for-profit charitable organisation with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

The program supports the delivery of online safety education to children, young people and their communities, or training to those who work with them.

A total of $9 million is available over the life of the program, allocated in rounds in 2020, 2021 and 2022. 

Find out more about the successful Round 1 applicants and their projects.  


Round 2 – Grants announced

eSafety has awarded $4.5 million worth of new grants to 15 non-government organisations under Round 2 of the Online Safety Grants Program.

These organisations were selected from a large pool of high-quality applications following a competitive assessment process conducted in accordance with the Program Guidelines.  

The selected projects will be delivered across all states and territories to a diverse range of audiences, including children and young people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, children and young people who identify as LGBTIQ+, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and metropolitan, rural, and remote communities.  

Find out more about the successful Round 2 recipients and their projects

Information about Round 3 will be announced via the eSafety website in early 2022.

You can register your organisation's interest in the Online Safety Grants Program to receive future updates.

The Online Safety Grants Program Guidelines and FAQs are also available for reference.  

If you have any further questions email them to

Program objectives:

The objectives of the Online Safety Grants Program are to:

  1. support innovative development, collaboration and implementation of online safety education programs
  2. ensure children, young people and their communities can access inclusive citizen-focussed online safety education resources
  3. promote and increase the positive and safe use of digital technologies in at-risk communities, via improvements in service delivery 
  4. contribute to driving diversity and inclusion online through resources for at-risk communities
  5. encourage help seeking behaviours and provide clear pathways for assistance for children and young people who are experiencing some form of online harm
  6. create a culture within schools and communities where safe online behaviours among children and young people become routine 
  7. deliver projects that use co-design principles and evidence-based frameworks as standard practice for delivering online safety education
  8. embed Safety by Design principles in the development of solutions and programs, where appropriate.


Collection, use and disclosure of personal information

eSafety collects personal information where it is reasonably necessary for, or directly related to, one or more of its functions or activities. eSafety handles personal information in accordance with the obligations in the Privacy Act 1988. For more information on why we need this information and how we will handle it, please see our full collection notification and privacy policy