The Department of Communities is undertaking an Expression of Interest (EOI) grant process to allocate available funding to the family and domestic violence and community services sector. The Commonwealth Government has committed $130 million to States and Territories under the National Partnership Agreement on COVID-19 Domestic and Family Violence Response (Partnership Agreement) to bolster frontline family and domestic violence services during the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery. The Partnership Agreement is aligned to the State Government approach to COVID-19 pandemic and recovery in Western Australia. Approximately $7.9 million of remaining funding is available to be distributed via this EOI process.
The Department is seeking targeted and sustainable proposals from organisations for services that respond to increased demand and case complexity from COVID-19 and can be delivered in the context of pandemic measures (such as self-isolation and social distancing) designed to minimise the spread of COVID-19 in the WA community. Available funding will ensure that women and their children experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, family or domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic have access to appropriate specialist services and supports to ensure their safety. Funding for proposals will be allocated within the following funding bands:
- up to $250,000 for smaller initiatives
- up to $500,000 for medium initiatives
- more than $1.5 million for large scale initiatives
Closing Date: 2:30 pm, 5 February 2021
More information about the grant can be found here