Grant Opportunities

Preventing Tech-based Abuse of Women Grants Program – Australia

Preventing Tech-based Abuse of Women Grants Program – Australia

Deadline: 29-May-23

eSafety Commissioner has launched the Preventing Tech-based Abuse of Women Grants Program, a part of the Australian Government’s commitment to improving the safety of Australian women and their children through the prevention of technology-facilitated gender-based violence.


The Program will complement the existing work of eSafety to help safeguard Australians at risk from online harms and to promote safer, more positive online experiences. The objectives of the Program are to:

  • increase public awareness about the prevalence and impact of tech-based abuse against women and their children, including when it occurs in the context of family and domestic violence, and dating violence
  • support development of, and access to, innovative initiatives, including new programs and resources that address the drivers of tech-based abuse against women and their children and improve women’s safety, including in specific demographic or geographic communities
  • support initiatives that aim to challenge and shift the prevailing social norms that contribute to tech-based abuse against women and their children
  • support initiatives that promote positive and respectful behaviour and accountability in men and boys that perpetrate or may perpetrate tech-based abuse against women and their children.
Focus Areas
  • They are seeking initiatives that aim to address or prevent tech-based abuse against women and their children. To be considered eligible grant activity, projects must:
    • focus on one or more of the following target cohorts:
      • women
      • women and their children
      • children (5 to 12 years) and/or young people (13 to 17 years)
      • women who are at increased risk of tech-based abuse (including First Nations women, women with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse women, LGBTIQ+ women)
      • people who perpetrate tech-based abuse (or are at risk of doing so)
Funding Information
  • A total of $10 million in grant funding is available under the Program. Funding will be allocated over at least three rounds. Under Round 1:
    • up to a total of $3 million in grant funding is available
    • the minimum grant amount is $80,000 (GST exclusive)
    • the maximum grant amount is $500,000 (GST exclusive).
  • Duration
    • Projects should be scheduled to be completed within a maximum of 24 months of the project start date stated in the grant agreement, subject to any agreed variation.
    • Lower grant value projects (less than $150,000) should aim to be completed within 12 to 18 months.
    • Following the completion of your project activity, a period of up to three months will be available for you to complete final reporting and evaluation requirements.
Eligible Projects
  • create awareness raising and social marketing campaigns that make it clear that tech-based violence against women is never acceptable
  • promote social and cultural networks and connections between women to provide sources of peer support
  • support communities to address the drivers of tech-based violence against women by drawing on existing beliefs and practices within their community that support respectful, healthy relationships
  • work with media to provide clear and consistent messages and information on the drivers and prevention of tech-based violence
  • create documents and/or videos or other content to promote gender equality and challenge gender stereotypes among children and young people
  • challenge peer relations between men that involve hostility or disrespect towards women
  • use community arts projects to promote positive, equal and respectful relationships between women and men, girls and boys, in online contexts
  • develop workplace programs that take a whole-of-organisational approach to promote gender equality.
Eligibility Criteria
  • The applicant must:
    • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
    • be registered for the purposes of GST
    • have a bank account with an Australian financial institution
    • be a legal entity, and
    • be a non-government organisation registered as a not-for-profit charitable organisation with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission
  • The applicant must provide evidence from the NGO’s governing board, or CEO that:
    • the application is supported by the NGO’s board and that the project can be completed within the timeframe specified
    • the NGO has the capacity to deliver the project efficiently and effectively for the term of the grant funding
    • the NGO is financially viable and that the grant funds sought will not be used to pay for any of the applicant’s business as usual running costs
    • the NGO has or will develop and comply with child safety guidelines and policies for the project to the extent it involves people under the age of 18 years.
  • a Commonwealth, state, territory or local government agency or body (including government business enterprises)
  • an individual or a sole trader
  • an unincorporated association
  • an overseas resident/organisation
  • a school (from any sector – Government, Independent, or Catholic)

For more information, visit eSafety Commissioner.

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