Up to $1.5 M is available to improve pathways to support services for CALD women experiencing or at risk of family and domestic violence or sexual assault.
Safer Pathways for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Women
The Safer Pathways for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Women grant is to help CALD women living in regional areas that are experiencing, or at risk of, family and domestic violence or sexual assault, to access the support that they need. These grants are intended to help address barriers for CALD women living in regional areas in accessing mainstream family and domestic violence or sexual assault services.
The Australian Government is inviting organisations via an open process to apply to deliver services under the Families and Communities – National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children – National Initiatives – Safer Pathways for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Women in regional locations and communities over 2017-18 and 2018-19.
In 2015 and 2016, the Australian Government conducted consultations with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women, business leaders, specialists from domestic violence and sexual assault services, academics and key stakeholders from a range of cultural backgrounds and communities about responding to violence against CALD women. These consultations identified barriers to accessing support services that CALD women face, as well as innovative, practical and evidence based solutions that could address these barriers and improve access to family and domestic violence or sexual assault support services for CALD women.
Total funding of up to $1.5 million is available over the 2017-18 and 2018-19 financial years. Applications will be considered for time limited projects of up to $187,500 per project over this two year period. Applicants can apply for funding for up to two projects only.
To satisfy eligibility requirements, Applicants for Safer Pathways for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Women must fall into one of the following categories:
- 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 a proprietary company (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
- Local Governments
Applications close 25 May 2017.