Safer Children, Safer Communities Impact Grants
Supporting community organisations and not-for-profits that are working across a range of child safety and protection programs and initiatives.
In line with our Safer Children, Safer Communities work program, we want to work with organisations that are helping to protect and create safer communities for children in Australia, with a focus on helping prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of children, including online sexual exploitation of children.
Through our Impact Grants, we are looking to support a range of new and innovative ideas as well as evidence-based innovative models.
There are two types of Impact Grants:
Up to eight multi-year grants of $300,000 per year over three years for organisations with existing evidence-based innovative models looking to scale and move to their next stage of growth.
Impact Grants target areas and funding principles
Through the Impact Grants we are looking to support the following target areas
|Raising awareness and understanding||Technology||Education and prevention||Response and recovery|
|Raising awareness and understanding of child exploitation, including online child sexual exploitation and creating a sense of urgency to act in business, across industry and society.||Investing in technology or other means of collaboration to help detect, monitor, report and prevent harm to children.||Investing in the delivery of effective educational, e-safety and child sexual exploitation and abuse prevention programs and initiatives particularly to at-risk and vulnerable youth and children and their families.||Investing in the provision of trauma-informed services including response, recovery, and remedy to survivors in a way which complements and/or enhances existing services and puts children’s needs first.|
The funding principles outlined below will guide our investments:
|Outcome focused and measurable||Expansion||Long-term impact||Engage and empower children||Collaboration|
|We invest in programs and initiatives that create meaningful and measurable change and specifically align with the outcomes we have prioritised for Safer Children, Safer Communities.||We seek to deepen and scale the efforts, reach and effectiveness of programs, initiatives and organisations safeguarding and protecting children.||We prioritise programs and initiatives that endeavour to create positive impact for children and their families beyond the period of our funding||We support organisations that prevent harm to children by engaging them in the design of programs and initiatives using a child safe approach which empowers children and young people of their rights.||We look for programs and initiatives run by organisations that will share learnings, research and insights and collaborate with other child-focused stakeholders working to safeguard, protect and care for children.|
- Applications open: 20 July 2020
- Applications close: 17 August 2020, 5pm AEST
- Notification of outcome: September 2020
Please note that a separate Strategic Partnerships Program will take place in parallel to the Impact Grants Program for programs and initiatives that aim to create wide impact across industry, business or society at large and will be delivered in collaboration with one or more partners. If you would like more information on this, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in applying, you will need to submit an expression of interest and speak to a Program Manager before submitting your application.