Up to $100,000 is available from CALD Communities Leading Prevention to develop and implement CALD community owned and driven strategies.
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities Leading Prevention
The Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities Leading Prevention grant aims to develop and implement locally-led solutions to drive long term, sustainable changes in community awareness, attitudes and behaviours – to reduce violence against women and their children in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities. This may involve, but is not limited to, activities that address complex forms of violence such as female genital mutilation (FGM), forced marriage and human trafficking.
Total funding of up to $1.674 million is available across 2017-18 and 2018-19. Applications will be considered for one-off proposals of up to a total of $100,000 over this two-year period.
Applicants can apply for grants for up to three projects only. Should an Applicant submit more than three Applications, only the three latest on time Applications received will be progressed. If duplicate Applications are received (applications that are for the same project and delivered in the same locations), the latest of the duplicate Applications received will be progressed.
When completing your Application you must provide all information as directed. Your application/s will not be considered if you do not do so.
Grants 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; and
- promote existing support available within local CALD communities.
Successful applicants will be required to participate in an action research component. This will involve working with a specialist research organisation contracted by DSS to support applicants to:
- throughout the life of the project, document the implementation of the project, and reflect on lessons learnt; and
- participate in discussions with other grant recipients to assist in information sharing – this may include up to three face-to-face workshops and participation in webinars and online forums. Successful applicants must meet the cost of workshop attendance from their grant funding.
These experiences will be captured in a report to inform future projects.
Consideration will be given to:
- location of projects being proposed (preference may be given to projects in areas with significant prevalence of family and domestic violence);
- aim and purpose of each project in a location;
- participation in action research and sharing of research learnings; and
- number of projects proposed in each state and territory.
This will help ensure a mix of projects across different locations and communities as well as a mix of different approaches across the successful projects. It is intended there will be projects in all states and territories.
Applications will be assessed against the criteria to ensure public accountability and meet program outcomes. Organisations must be in one of the following categories to have their application considered:
- Incorporated Associations (incorporated under state/territory legislation, commonly have ‘Association’ or ‘Incorporated’ or ‘Inc.’ in their legal name);
- Incorporated Cooperatives (also incorporated under state/territory legislation, commonly have ‘Cooperative’ in their legal name);
- Companies (incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 – may be proprietary companies (limited by shares or by guarantee) or public companies);
- Aboriginal Corporations (incorporated under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006);
- Organisations established through a specific piece of Commonwealth or state/territory legislation (public benevolent institutions, churches, universities, unions etc.);
- State and territory governments; and
- Local Governments.
Applications close 25 May 2017.