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Closed Grant Opportunity View - GO6653

Community-led Men's Wellness Centres for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283



Department of Social Services
Close Date & Time:
16-Feb-2024 9:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
151003 - Family and Domestic Violence
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


The Australian Government is inviting organisations via a restricted process to apply to deliver services under the program from 2023–24 to 2026–27.  

Community-led Men’s Wellness Centres for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is a program to establish Men’s Wellness Centres in suitable locations. It includes activities such as prosocial early support, cultural healing and education on respectful relationships, healthy parenting, mentoring, living skills and alcohol and other drugs, and understanding diverse experiences of abuse such as technology facilitated abuse and coercive control. 

This program is a measure in the Commonwealth Implementation Plan under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap (Closing the Gap) to achieve Target 13: By 2031, the rate of all forms of family violence and abuse against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children is reduced at least by 50%, as progress towards zero.

Activities under this program will be designed, led, delivered and evaluated by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to share decision-making authority with governments and contribute to building the Aboriginal Community Controlled sector.


To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:

  • An Indigenous Corporation
  • A Company  
  • A Cooperative
  • An Incorporated Association
  • A Corporate State or Territory Entity 
  • A Partnership 
  • A Trust

Applications from consortia are acceptable, as long as the applicant who is solely accountable to the Commonwealth for the delivery of grant activities and is an eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation as per the list above.

Additional eligibility requirements apply, please see section 4 of the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.

Grant Activity Timeframe:

Assessment of applications - 4 weeks 

Approval of outcomes of selection process - 4 weeks 

Negotiations and award of grant agreements - Up to 6 weeks

Notification to applicants - 2 weeks 

Earliest start date of grant activity - June 2024

End date of grant activity - 30 June 2027.

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply you must: 

  • complete the online application form, please see 'Submit Application'
  • provide all the information requested
  • address all eligibility criteria and assessment criteria
  • complete all required templates
  • include all necessary attachments
  • submit your application/s to the Community Grants Hub by 9:00 pm AEDT on 16 February 2024.
Other Instructions:

Please note:

The Department of Social Services hosted an information session, to provide a brief overview for this grant round. 

The information sessions include a presentation overview of the grant opportunities.

Attendees were invited to ask any questions organisations may have had about the grant process. Questions asked during the information sessions are provide in Community-led Mens Wellness Centres - Questions and Answers - version 5, with answers.

  • use Community-led Men's Wellness Centres - Questions and Answers - version 6
Addenda Available:

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283