Modern Slavery Grants

What is Modern Slavery Grants?

The National Community Crime Prevention Program: Modern Slavery Grants is a program that provides funding to not-for-profit non-government organisations to deliver community-based projects to prevent and deter modern slavery-related crimes in Australia.



Projects delivered under the Modern Slavery grant opportunity will support the implementation of Australia’s National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking and Slavery 2015-19 (National Action Plan) which provides the strategic framework for Australia’s response to human trafficking and slavery.

Key outcomes of the Modern Slavery grant opportunity include:

  • increasing awareness amongst vulnerable groups, service providers, businesses and the broader Australian community of modern slavery in Australia, including awareness of indicators to support the identification of victims, best practice responses and referral pathways
  • increasing understanding and supporting effective implementation of Australia’s Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) amongst businesses and the broader Australian community to support combating modern slavery in supply chains
  • reducing factors that make people vulnerable to modern slavery and increasing resilience to modern slavery amongst vulnerable groups, such as migrant workers and children
  • building and enhancing networks that aim to share best practice, resources and information on modern slavery.

Key outputs of the Modern Slavery grant opportunity therefore include the:

  • delivery of awareness-raising activities of modern slavery-related crimes amongst the general community
  • development of awareness-raising and capacity building products, such as online resources, research products, publications and fact sheets
  • delivery of capacity building projects, such as workshops and training sessions, including to build the resilience of groups who may be vulnerable to modern slavery-related practices.



There is a total of $398,000 in 2019-20 under this grant opportunity.

Up to $100,000 per grant is available for the grant opportunity. It is anticipated that the four most competitive applications will be funded.


Eligible Projects

To be eligible your grant activity must:

  • be innovative (not existing or ongoing)
  • be community-based
  • have the primary objective of preventing and deterring modern slavery-related crimes in Australia.

Eligible activities must directly relate to the project and can include, but are not limited to:

  • training
  • awareness-raising efforts
  • capacity building programs.

You can only spend grant funds on eligible expenditure you have incurred on an agreed project, as defined in your grant agreement. You must incur the project expenditure between the project start and end date for it to be eligible.


Eligible Applicants

This is a targeted, competitive grants round and only applications submitted by the community-based not-for-profit, non-government organisations listed in section 4.1 of the guidelines will be considered.



Applications close 17 February 2020.


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