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The NSW Government supports the prevention of domestic and family violence at the local level by providing annual grants to Local Domestic and Family Violence Committees across the state. In this context, grants of up to $1,800 are available for Local Domestic and Family Violence Committees across NSW by application.
Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants must deliver a project that assists committees to raise awareness about:
Funds can be used to:
The Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants 2022 program, has four key objectives:
Grant applications must demonstrate how the proposed project will contribute to raising awareness of domestic and family violence in your community by meeting at least one of the program objectives.
One off funding up to $1,800 (excluding GST) is available for projects through an online application process.
Committees should, wherever possible, seek in-kind support and/or financial contributions from project partners. Committee contributions are encouraged and can include voluntary labour, use of existing facilities, equipment or other resources, and/or administration.
All projects are assessed on merit against the following criteria:
Additionally, to qualify as a Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee under this funding program, the committee must:
Funding will not be directly granted to any person or organisation which does not meet the eligibility criteria of a Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee. These include but are not limited to:
As Local Domestic and Family Violence Committees are not incorporated legal entities, Committees will need to nominate a sponsoring body to receive the grant funds on their behalf.
A sponsoring body must be an incorporated legal entity. The role of a sponsoring body is to:
Only one application for funding per committee will be accepted, however, sponsoring bodies may sponsor more than one committee.
The NSW Government will not award a Grant Funding Arrangement to a non-government organisation with Redress Obligation (or to any of its Related Entities) if that non-government organisation:
For further information, visit the NSW National Redress Scheme sanctions website.
Projects must adhere to current NSW Government public health orders and advice in regards to COVID-19. Up-to-date information is available on the NSW Government COVID-19 website.
Funds can only be used for expenses/activities directly associated to the project. The application must clearly outline your proposed expenditure in the budget you submit with your application.
The following will not be considered eligible for funding:
Grant recipients must maintain current and adequate insurance appropriate to the activities/services funded under this grant to cover any liability of the grant recipient that might arise in connection with the performance of its obligations under a Grant Funding Agreement. This must include, but is not limited to a minimum of $10 million Public Liability Insurance.
Applicants will be asked to provide a copy of all relevant insurance policies and certificates in the application form.
It is the applicants’ responsibility to provide correct banking details, including the authorised signature to verify the applicant’s bank details, in their application form. Funds transferred to an incorrect bank account may not be recoverable.
Download a print version of the guidelines for the 2022 Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants. (PDF, 298.1 KB)
07 Oct 2022
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