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Community Legal Services Program – Expansion of pilot program for specialist domestic violence units
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The Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) is conducting a closed, targeted grants round to select service providers to establish and deliver pilot specialist domestic violence units in priority locations.
This round is not open for unsolicited applications. AGD will directly approach specific service providers identified as potentially suitable to deliver pilot services in locations of need identified by AGD, to discuss their eligibility for a grant and invite them to submit a proposal on the attached template.
This grants round falls within the innovative service delivery category under the Community Legal Services Program Guidelines. Successful proposals will need to demonstrate how they will deliver wrap-around legal and non-legal services in a priority location within a fixed budget. Funding available will be approximately $175 000 per unit in 2017-18 for establishment and up to six months of operating costs, and approximately $350 000 per unit in 2018-19 for 12 month operating costs. Limited additional funding may be available to cover increased costs associated with delivering a service in a particular location where a grantee can demonstrate need for additional funds.
The attached ‘Description of grant activity’ document provides a detailed explanation of the service grantees will be required to deliver and the requirements that will apply to the grant.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal services, community legal centres, family violence prevention legal service providers and legal aid commissions are eligible to submit a proposal for funding to establish pilot specialist domestic violence units.
- be a legal entity with an ABN and registered for GST
- demonstrate sound governance and financial management (including necessary insurances).
The funding will be provided to establish pilot specialist domestic violence units in locations identified by AGD as having a high number of vulnerable women experiencing, or at risk of, domestic violence, that are unable to access the legal and non-legal services they need.
Applicant organisations should have the appropriate expertise and experience to deliver wrap-around, intensive legal and non-legal services to vulnerable women experiencing, or at risk of, domestic violence. This includes the ability to deliver culturally appropriate and trauma-informed services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Ideally, applicant organisations will have existing collaborative relationships with other legal and non-legal service providers to facilitate delivery of the wrap-around services.
The establishment and delivery of the pilot specialist domestic violence units must be in line with the Community Legal Services Program Guidelines.
October 2017 – 30 June 2019. Grantees are expected to begin delivering services from January 2018.
Proposals must be submitted to the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department by email to CLCProgram@ag.gov.au.
Proposals must use the provided proposal template setting out the applicant’s response to key selection criteria.
Unsolicited applications will not be considered.
The closing date for the grant opportunity may be extended at the discretion of the Attorney-General’s Department.
Potential applicants will be invited to submit a proposal for a specified amount of funding. A full domestic violence unit in a metropolitan area will typically receive $175 000 in 2017-18 for part-year operating costs, and $350 000 in 2018-19 for full year operating costs. Limited additional funding may be available to cover increased costs associated with delivering services at a particular location.