Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month community grants

The Queensland Government acknowledges the importance of actively supporting Queensland communities to undertake local campaigns to raise awareness of domestic and family violence (DFV) and encourage communities and individuals to take a stand to stop DFV.

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month is held each May to raise community awareness of DFV and to send a clear message that violence of this sort will not be tolerated. It is an opportunity to encourage communities and individuals to speak out against violence and abuse and to empower people to work together towards its prevention.

In response to recommendation 23 of the Not Now, Not Ever report, the Queensland Government has increased funding for the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month community grants program to expand community initiatives and events supporting DFV prevention.

Funding is available under the new Investing in Queensland Women grants program to support the month's events and initiatives throughout the year that contribute to DFV awareness and prevention.

This grants program will provide 2 rounds of $270,000 funding each year, with grants of up to $15,000 (excluding GST) awarded to community groups and organisations across the state's urban, rural and remote communities to develop and deliver initiatives that align with the Queensland Government's strategic priorities for women, and address the unique issues faced by women and girls.

The inaugural round opened on 4 February 2021, however in future the rounds will open on 1 February (Round 1) and 1 July (Round 2) each year. Each round will remain open for 1 month.

Applications under Round 1 will support the delivery of projects in the second half of the calendar year, including Sexual Violence Awareness Month and the 16 Days of Activism to Prevent Violence against Women.

Applications under Round 2 will support the delivery of projects in the first half of the following calendar year, including Queensland Women's Week and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.

Find out more about the Investing in Queensland Women grants program, including guidelines and how to apply.