Safe and Diverse Communities Grants

The Safe and Diverse Communities grant program (the grant program) supports small, targeted, community-led projects to increase the capability of multicultural communities to recognise, respond and prevent sexual, domestic and family violence across Queensland.

The grant program aims to create meaningful partnerships and engagement with people from diverse backgrounds to take proactive steps in improving women’s safety, and through awareness and prevention initiatives to address sexual, domestic and family violence.


The Not now, not ever report and the Domestic and family violence prevention strategy 2016–2026 (the strategy) identified groups of people who, for various reasons, face either a higher risk of being subjected to domestic and family violence (DFV) or face greater challenges in accessing support services to help them escape, or recover from, the violence.

Through the Third action plan of the strategy, and a continued commitment under the Fourth action plan to prioritise the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse Queenslanders, the Queensland Government has committed to strengthening responses to address the impact of DFV on Queenslanders from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The Queensland Government has committed additional funding of $6 million over 4 years to support the prevention of sexual, domestic and family violence in multicultural communities, and $1 million of this funding is committed to facilitating partnerships in multicultural communities through a grant program. This $1 million will be available over 4 years, with $250,000 available each year of the grant program.

Target group

This grant program aims to target multicultural communities. This includes people from migrant or refugee backgrounds, as well as people who are born in Queensland and who self-identify as ‘being from multicultural backgrounds’. This applies to groups and individuals who differ according to religion, language and ethnicity and whose ancestry is other than Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, Anglo Saxon or Anglo Celtic.

Funding available

$1 million has been committed over 4 years with $250,000 available each year. Applications will be invited for initiatives seeking funding from $10,000 to $25,000.

Successful funding applications

This section provides access to the full lists of successful applicants for each funding program (per year). Every organisation will receive written notification of the outcome of their application.

11 organisations were successful in the Safe and Diverse Communities grant program awarded in 2022.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must:

  • be a not-for-profit, legal entity, or
  • be a local government entity, or
  • have an auspice agreement with any of the above entities.

Additionally, applicants must:

  • have a minimum $10 million current public liability insurance cover, and
  • have no outstanding financial accountability, service delivery or other performance issues by any other Queensland Government agency that would impact on the delivery of your grant activity/initiative, and
  • be established in Queensland and currently operational in Queensland.

The initiative must:

  • be completed by a set due date, and
  • be delivered in Queensland, and
  • support the purpose of this grants program.

How to apply

Applications are currently not open. Another grant round will be completed in the later half of 2023. Please visit this website for further information about applying later this year.

Online community forums

Two community grants forums were held while grant applications were open, providing an opportunity to ask questions about the grant program and how to write a grant application.

More information


If you have any questions about the grant program please phone 1800 177 577 or email