Community Action Grants - Stream 1: Community Projects

(applications closed)

How much?
$3.75 million in total (up to $250,000 each) for projects to be implemented from December 2011

Apply when?
Applications were open from 30/4/2011 to 30/05/2011

The Australian Government is committed to supporting community action that seeks to prevent the problem of violence before it occurs.  These grants are intended to increase community awareness of the issue and change attitudes and behaviours so that violence against women is not tolerated.

Community Action Grants are part of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022 and are funded under the Gender Equality for Women Program

Community Action Grants Stream 1: Community Projects was an open competitive selection process for community groups, not for profit organisations and local governments.  In particular, priority was given to projects which support women with disabilities, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, older women and gay and lesbian communities.  Applications for specific locations or other groups within the community were also funded.  Funded organisations are listed below.

Funded Organisations
Organisation Jurisdiction Project Description Funding
People With
Disability Australia Incorporated
National The project will develop and implement a Domestic Violence Abuse and Neglect Training package directed towards women with intellectual disability, staff and service providers. $147,720
ACON Health Limited NSW The project will develop resources, and an education campaign for women from
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities across New South Wales,including Indigenous specific materials. 
Youth off the Streets NSW The project will work with young Aboriginal people in Griffith New South Wales, to develop healthy relationships free of violence, and build their knowledge of local support services.  $159,448
inTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence Vic The project will establish violence prevention taskforces in Indian, Sudanese, Vietnamese and Croatian communities across Victoria.  Each taskforce will work to engage their community in acting to prevent violence against women. $249,784
Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre Vic The ‘Healthy Relationships in a New Culture’ project for Sudanese, Iraqi, Somali and Indian communities, using community leaders as ambassadors will be implemented in the Darebin Local Government Area.  $223,149
Young Parents Program Inc. Qld The VALUE-ing (Violence Ain’t Love Understanding and Empowering) project for marginalised young pregnant women and young parents will be delivered in Brisbane. $249,946
Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors Inc WA The project will train leaders in African communities in metropolitan Perth to run healthy relationships and violence prevention workshops, and community conversations. $247,875
City of Stirling Community Services WA The project will work with youth, CALD, older women and Indigenous groups in the City of Stirling to deliver violence prevention awareness activities, workshops for skills development, and art projects to engage the broader community. $250,000
Vietnamese Community In Australia - SA Chapter SA This project will deliver a culturally and linguistically appropriate primary prevention campaign for Vietnamese women in South Australia to raise awareness and reduce violence against women.  This project will be delivered in the Charles Sturt Council area, Port Adelaide, Enfield, Salisbury and Playford. $242,446
Montagu Community Living Tas The ‘Find a Friend, Keep a Friend’ project will aim to build the capacity of women living with a disability to negotiate respectful relationships and to recognise abusive relationships or sexual assault.  This project will be delivered in Glenorchy and Hobart. $250,000
Alice Springs Women's Shelter NT The ‘Stitch in Time’ project will work with women in Alice Springs to develop stories about violence prevention, build them into quilts and promote information to the wider community through exhibitions and resources. $124,458
Canberra Rape Crisis Centre Incorporated ACT The project will implement a Sexual Assault Prevention program in two ACT high schools.  The project uses a whole of school approach, including professional development for staff, group work over six weeks for Year Nine students, a peer education program and awareness raising for all students. $250,000
Deadlee Maardars Association Inc. QLD The “Maroomba Maaree Bing’ (Strong Men and Good Fathers) program will work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men who are inmates at Woodford and Wacol Correctional facilities. The Program includes workshops ‘yarning sessions’, on their relationships with their families, addressing family violence and how to be a great dad. $100,000
La Trobe University VIC This project will examine the underlying causes of sexual assault of older women. The project will develop a primary prevention framework, resource kit and workshops targeted at preventing sexual assault of older women. $247,958

Selection documentation and related information for Community Action Grants Stream 1: Community Projects.
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