Three grants for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities with closing date in May

Support for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Fathers

Funding Provider: Federal Government

Amount: $500,000 over 2017-18 and 2018-19

Closing Date: 2:00pm 11 May 2017

The aim of the Support for CALD Fathers activity is to contribute to a reduction in violence against women and their children, by engaging CALD young men and fathers to:

  • Better understand and appreciate the importance of their (current or future) role as parents and partners
  • Provide them with evidence-based tools, strategies and knowledge to improve their confidence as both parents and partners in order to develop, maintain and role-model healthy and respectful relationships with family members.

This grant provides one-off funding to develop and implement a National strategy targeting young men and fathers from CALD backgrounds in these ways, with a particular focus on engaging them through their interactions with existing service providers.


Investing In Women Funding Program

Funding Provider: NSW Government

Amount: up to $25,000

Closing Date: Midnight 24 May 2017

The NSW government is providing funding for NSW organisations to develop and implement projects that support the economic empowerment and leadership of women in NSW by providing grants across the state that meet the three strategic directions of:

  • Work and financial security
  • Education and learning
  • Leadership

Grants of up to $25,000 are available for projects that support the economic empowerment and leadership of women in NSW. A total of $200,000 has been made available for this funding round.

The program will fund projects that support one of the following:

  • Women’s financial security and independence
  • Equitable workplaces for women and men
  • Women in small business
  • Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers
  • Women in male-dominated trades
  • Women in leadership roles
  • Leadership pathways for young women


Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities Leading Prevention

Funding Provider: Department of Social Services

Amount: Up to $100,000 (A maximum of three projects can be submitted for funding)

Closing Date: 2:00pm 25 May 2017

The Department of Social Services is seeking applications from eligible organisations across Australia to develop and implement locally-led solutions to drive long term, sustainable changes in community awareness, attitudes and behaviours ”“ with the aim of reducing violence against women and their children in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Activities may be targeted to support a particular cultural or religious community and/or within a specific geographic location or area.

Up to $100,000 per proposal will be provided to support strategies that:

  • Address specific domestic and family violence issues within the specified community. This could involve, but is not limited to, activities which address complex forms of violence such as FGM, forced marriage and human trafficking
  • Successfully engage with key stakeholders and the local CALD community to drive sustainable changes in community awareness, attitudes and behaviours that lead to or contribute to violence against women and their children
  • Utilise a culturally relevant approach to ensure that activities are appropriate and targeted. This may involve developing culturally relevant resources in languages other than English, and promoting and distributing these so they are accessible to community
  • Promote existing support available within local CALD communities



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