This is a Statewide initiative that assists Victorian women and children with disabilities experiencing family violence who require immediate disability support. Funding is available to meet immediate disability-related support needs for a period of up to 12 weeks to a maximum value of $9,000 per person. Requests for funds over $9,000 will be managed on a case by case basis. The program is designed to complement existing specialist family violence services and supports.
The National Redress Scheme is in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. It is for people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse while in institutional care. The Scheme commenced in July 2018 and applications can be made anytime before 30 June 2027.
The Community Grants scheme provides funding for up to $5,000 for projects run by community-based organisations that build social capital and improve lives of people with disability, their families or carers.
Closing date: September 27, 2019
Guidelines are due to be released on 19 August. Successful projects are expected to start by February 2020 and be completed within a 3 year period. $100 million is available to Disabled People’s Organisations, Family Organisations, or “Priority Cohort Led” Organisations.
Closing date: October 18, 2019
Guidelines will be available from 9 September. Successful projects are expected to start by March 2020 and be completed within 2 years. There is $64 million available for this program.