Australian Government: Redress Support Services Funding Round

Australian Government: Redress Support Services Funding Round


Deadline: 5 October 2018

The Australian Government is seeking applications via an open competitive process to apply to deliver services under the Families and Communities Program – Families and Children Activity – Redress Scheme – Redress Support Services across Australia from 1 March 2019 to 30 June 2021.


Redress Support Services provide timely and semless access to trauma-informed and culturally appropriate community-based support services to support people’s engagement with the National Redress Scheme (the Scheme).

Target Group

  • The target group for Redress Support Services are people who have experienced sexual abuse as children (under the age of 18 years), in institutional contexts before the commencement of the Scheme on 1 July 2018.
  • This target group is highly diverse, and includes particularly vulnerable groups of people who may have difficulties engaging with the Scheme. This includes people that traditionally face barriers accessing Government services due to factors including lower levels of literacy, limited computer literacy or access, and disengagement. Specific cohorts may include, but are not limited to:
    • Forgotten Australians
    • Former Child Migrants
    • Indigenous Australians, including Stolen Generations
    • people with disability, including people with an intellectual disability
    • people with mental health difficulties
    • people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
    • people with low literacy
    • people under the age of 18
    • people living in rural and remote areas
    • people who are experiencing homelessness
    • people living in residential care
    • people who experienced abuse in a religious or clerical institution, and
    • other cohorts with specific support needs.

Funding Information

  • Up to $5.4 million over 2 years and 3 months is available for this grant opportunity, starting from March 2019 and ceasing 30 June 2021.
  • Applicants can apply for up to a maximum of $1,500,000 in funding under this grant opportunity over the funding period. Successful organisations may receive less funding than requested.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Legal entities
    • To be eligible applicants must be one of the following entity types:
      • Indigenous Corporation
      • Company
      • Cooperative
      • Incorporated Association
      • Partnership
      • Trustee on behalf of a Trust
    • Applications from consortia are acceptable, as long as applicant have a lead applicant who is the main driver of the project and is eligible as listed above.
  • Non-legal entities
    • Certain non-legal entity types can be considered eligible for this Redress Support Services grant opportunity. The following non-legal entity type are eligible for this grant opportunity:
      • Unincorporated Associations

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Australian Government.

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