Domestic, family and sexual violence services have had to respond to changes in service delivery, complexity or demand of their program resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The NSW Government is inviting frontline organisations which are experiencing increased demand in services as a result of COVID-19 to apply for a share in grant funding.
The NSW Government is looking to fund:
- Organisations that demonstrate an understanding of, and experience in working with people experiencing sexual, domestic and/or family violence.
- Initiatives that target communities or areas of key interest, like prevention or early intervention.
- Initiatives that relate to NSW Premier’s Priority to reduce domestic violence reoffending, including working with perpetrators and/or with victim-survivors.
- The grant program aims to support sexual, domestic and family violence services to respond to the challenges posed by COVID-19, including by assisting services to:
- Adapt service delivery, for example by making service adjustments or modifications to respond to changing client needs or social distancing requirements.
- Expand service delivery, for example by increasing capacity to deliver more services to more clients.
- Introduce new services, in accordance with demand arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
To be eligible for funding, applicants must:
- provide a direct and frontline service to people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual, domestic and family violence; or provide services or programs for perpetrators, as part of their overall service delivery model; and
- be established in NSW and operational.
- Eligible applicants may include not-for-profit organisations including community organisations and/or faith based organisations.
Applicants that received funding under the recent Commonwealth Government and NSW Government stimulus packages are eligible to apply. However, priority may be given to:
- applicants that did not receive such funding.
- Services which assist Aboriginal communities, culturally and linguistically diverse communities (including people on temporary visas), people with disability, the LGBTIQ+ community.
- Initiatives which relate to the NSW Premier’s Priority to reduce domestic violence reoffending, including working with perpetrators and/or victim-survivors.
Applications close: 23 September 2020.
Contact: [email protected]
Contact: [email protected]
If reading this article has caused you concern, below are some resources where you can find support.
Domestic Violence Line 1800 656 463 if you are experiencing domestic or family violence (24/7).
Child Protection Helpline 132 111 if you are a child who needs help or you are concerned a child has been / is at risk of being abused (24/7).
MensLine 1300 789 978 if you are a man with family or relationship concerns (24/7).
1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732 for free counselling and support (24/7).