Safe and Diverse Communities Grants Program-2024

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Safe and Diverse Communities Grants Program Application Form

Please read this section in full before continuing

It is important that you take the time to read through the below information before you begin your application.

Applications for the Safe and Diverse Communities Grant Program 2023 will close at 5pm on 15 March 2024. 

Objective of grant program

The purpose of this grant program is to support small, targeted community led projects to increase the capability of culturally and linguistically diverse communities to recognise, respond to and prevent domestic and family violence across Queensland. The grants aim to create meaningful partnerships and engagement with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to take proactive steps in improving women’s safety and through awareness and prevention initiatives to address domestic and family violence.

Funding will be made available to support initiatives addressing the following priority issues:

  • raise awareness of domestic, and family violence and its impacts, how to recognise it and appropriately refer
  • support primary prevention
  • engage with cultural leaders to support them in developing their understanding of domestic, and family violence
  • target prevention of domestic, and family violence from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • reduce domestic, and family violence re-offending including working with perpetrators and/or with victim-survivors, and/or
  • target awareness raising and prevention of non-physical forms of abuse

Funding available

In 2021 and 2022 grants rounds, the total allocation of funds for each round was $250,000 with applications invited from $10,000 to $25,000.

This year, Queensland Government is offering an enhanced grants round. The total funding available for this year's grants round is $850,000 with applications invited for:

  • Tier 1 - small grants of up to $25,000 – to support small, targeted local community led projects in culturally and linguistically diverse communities to recognise, respond to and raise awareness of domestic and family violence, and provide better support for victim-survivors of domestic and family violence in culturally and linguistically diverse communities; and
  • Tier 2: larger grants of up to $150,000 – to support a small number of larger projects in culturally and linguistically diverse communities which aim to drive cultural change in enhancing response to, prevention, awareness and recognition of, and/or support for those impacted by, domestic and family violence. Funded projects are expected to contribute to sustained community impact beyond the grant's expiration. This must involve the development of training programs / resources materials tailored to address the priority issue/s under ‘Objective of grant program’. We encourage innovative approaches that foster long-term positive change and empower communities to address and combat domestic and family violence effectively.

Projects that will not be funded

The following will not receive funding through this grant program:

  • projects where the applicant does not meet the eligibility criteria
  • projects that do not meet the grant purpose
  • projects involving travel outside Queensland or involving overseas people visiting Queensland
  • projects that are political in nature or are held for political purposes
  • commercial or fundraising activities
  • projects where more than 20 per cent of funds are allocated to administrative costs
  • projects where more than 10 per cent of funds are allocated to purchase of assets
  • projects where grant funds are allocated to: acquittal, auditing or reporting costs; existing debt or loan repayments; purchase of gifts or prizes; or fees associated with an auspice agreement.

Completing the application

When completing the grant funding application form:

  • All sections of the form must be completed.
  • Ensure you save the form regularly.
  • Keep your answers concise by observing the word or time limit for each selection criterion.
  • Applicants may attach letters from collaborative partners that state how their organisation supports the work you hope to undertake through this grant.
  • Applicants may quote or summarise other documents within the response to a selection criterion. Please do not attach the whole document. 
  • Note this funding application form is for one event/project/activity only. A separate application form must be completed for each event/project/activity for which funding is sought. Organisations will only be awarded one grant.
  • Successful applicants may be offered full or partial grant funding.
  • Press the submit button upon completion, and ensure you receive an acknowledgement email.

Applications involving more than one organisation should be made jointly. For joint applications between more than one organisation, a lead must be identified.

Eligibility Criteria - Please read before continuning

You must ensure you meet the Eligibility Criteria set out below and in the 2023 Grant Information and Application Guidelines, available here.

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 current or will obtain Public Liability Insurance of a minimum $10 million AND
  • Have no outstanding financial accountability, service delivery, or performance issues for funding provided by any Queensland Government agency AND
  • Be established in Queensland and be currently operational in Queensland

Initiative must:

  • Be completed by 31 January 2025
  • Be delivered in Queensland AND
  • Support the purpose of this grant program

How eligibility will be assessed

You will be required to complete an application form through SmartyGrants. In SmartyGrants, you will need to provide:

  • An Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Confirm that you are a not for profit agency, or provide a copy of your government issued certification of incorporation or other incorporation documentation (e.g. a constitution), to demonstrate that you are a not for profit organisation
  • Confirm that you have or will obtain Public Liability Insurance for a minimum of $10 million.
  • Confirm that you have no outstanding financial accountability, service delivery or other performance issues
  • Confirm that you are established in Queensland. Your head office can be in another state but you should have an established office or facility in Queensland.

The Department of Justice and Attorney-General may contact you during the assessment process to request:

  • a copy of your most recent Audited Financial Statement,
  • any further details to be submitted, or
  • clarification of the information provided.

Privacy notice

The Department of Justice and Attorney-General is collecting information, including personal information, on this form for the purpose of assessing your application. Your personal information will only be accessed by authorised departmental officers for purposes directly related to assessing this application. 

Your personal information will be managed in accordance with the Information Privacy Principles outlined in the

The department may provide local Members of Parliament with the contact details of organisations approved for funding. 

Your personal information will not be disclosed to any other third party or used for any other purpose without your consent.


General queries about this process and your application should be directed to the Women's Safety and Violence Prevention team (through Women's Infolink) by phoning 1800 177 577 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday or emailing

Technical queries about SmartyGrants should be directed to SmartyHelp by phoning 03 9320 6888 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday (allowing for daylight savings) or emailing

Translation services may be available for this grant program. If you require translation services, please contact 1800 177 577.