Aboriginal Family Safety Grants

Grant funding of $5.75 million for Aboriginal and community-led initiatives that prevent or respond to family violence throughout Western Australia.
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Status

Status: Closed.

The Aboriginal Family Safety grants program closed Tuesday 2 July 2024.


Background

The Department of Communities is offering one-off grant funding through the Aboriginal Family Safety Grants Program 2024 for eligible organisations to develop Aboriginal and community-led family safety activities in their region, over a period of two years. 

The grant program supports activities that are designed to prevent or respond to family violence and that are aligned to the Aboriginal Family Safety Strategy 2022-2032.

To be eligible to apply for a grant through this Grants Program applicants must be an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) and/or a not-for-profit registered Aboriginal business.

The Delivering Community Services in Partnership Policy (DCSP) defines an ACCO as an organisation that is:

  • incorporated under relevant legislation and not-for-profit.
  • controlled and operated by a majority of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
  • involved or connected to the community, or communities, in which it delivers the services.
  • governed by a majority Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander governing body.

A registered Aboriginal business must be registered on either the Aboriginal Business Directory WA or Supply Nation’s Indigenous Business Direct and also be registered as a not-for-profit business/organisation.

Non-mandatory briefing

On 30 May 2024 beginning at 10:00am, the Department of Communities held a webinar briefing to outline the Aboriginal Family Safety Grants Program. The webinar resources are provided below:

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Webinar

On 2 May 2024, the Department of Communities held a webinar to outline the Aboriginal Family Safety Grants Program. The webinar resources are provided below: