Funding Opportunities

The National Redress Scheme

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.

Local Community Access Grants Program

The grant program is designed to provide tailored and community-specific support to Victorians who face additional barriers to getting vaccinated – to ensure that nobody is left behind. Grants of up to $20,000 are available to support community organisations and neighbourhood houses to deliver activities that reduce COVID-19 vaccine misinformation and hesitancy

Disability Scholarship Program

Closing date: March 11, 2022

Are you a person with a disability who is studying a justice related course eg Law, Criminology, Social Work, Psychology, Paralegal or other justice related course? As a major employer, the department is in a strong position to play a lead role in helping shift attitudes and drive positive change for people with disability, as clients, service users and staff with disability. This initiative, under the department’s Disability action plan Framework 2019 – 2022, aims to support employment pathways for people with disability across all areas of justice.

Disability Self Help Grants Program

Closing date: February 15, 2022

Disability self help grants are available to assist disability self help groups in financing general expenses, minor works and equipment. The program recognises the value of people coming together and sharing their experiences. Grants of up to $10,000 over 2 years are available.

Community Inclusion Grants

Closing date: February 11, 2022

Grants of up to $20,000 are available to charities and non-profits from a total pool of $250,000. This year’s grant round will focus on projects that provide opportunities for social inclusion and social participation for people with disability in Victoria.

Directing Change Scholarship

Closing date: February 13, 2022

1 in 5 people in Australia have a disability, however, this number is far from represented at executive and board level positions. Inclusion, diversity and equity cannot be met if people with disability are not part of decision making across business.  Without Board and Executive representation, businesses are not making informed decisions with true market representation. This historic opportunity will support leaders with disability to increase their governance knowledge and access to board positions.