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eSafety Commissioner: Dedicated Project Officer Grants Program
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Under the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022, the eSafety Commissioner has been funded to create training and resources for frontline workers who support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women experiencing technology facilitated abuse as an extension of domestic and family violence. This is an integral part of the government’s commitments to provide support for violence-prevention strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
An important component of this work is the Dedicated Project Officer Grants Program. Grants will be made available to up to nine Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) to enable the engagement of a project officer to work in consultation with eSafety in the development of frontline worker training and resources.
The invitation to apply for this targeted competitive grant opportunity will be made to selected ACCOs (identified through consultation with the NIAA) that operate in urban, regional and remote locations across Australia, and who specialise in domestic and family violence service provision or who are otherwise working with women in vulnerable circumstances.
The agencies who have been invited to apply for this grant opportunity are listed in the Dedicated Project Officer Grants Program Guidelines.
The DPOs thus engaged consult with eSafety in the development of a range of suitable online and offline training resources to support women and to build capacity within the community to address technology-facilitated abuse as an extension of domestic and family violence.
The objectives of the Dedicated Project Officer Grants Program are outlined in the Dedicated Project Officer Grants Program Guidelines.
To be eligible, and ACCO must be:
• included in the list of invitees set out in the Dedicated Project Officer Grants Program Guidelines
• have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
• be registered for the purposes of GST
• have a bank account with an Australian financial institution
• agree to comply with the Intellectual Property Licence (IPL) requirements set out in the Commonwealth Simple Grant Agreement provided with these guidelines, and
• be an incorporated legal entity that has the capacity to enter into a legally binding and enforceable grant agreement with eSafety.
Projects funded under the Dedicated Project Officer Grants Program must be completed within 12 months of the project’s agreed start date.
Following the completion of your grant activities, an evaluation period of up to six months will be required.
Before beginning an application, the Dedicated Project Officer Grants Program Guidelines should be read in conjunction with the Sample Commonwealth Simple Grant Agreement (see Grant Opportunity documents)
Applications for this grant opportunity must be submitted via the online application form available at https://esafety.smartygrants.com.au/DedicatedProjectOfficergrants
Posted and emailed applications will not be accepted.
Applications open 12 noon (AEDST) on Wednesday 16 December 2020 and close 14:00 (AEDST) 22 Wednesday 22 January 2021.
This grant opportunity is by invitation.
In preparing your application you will need to provide the following supporting documents:
- evidence of your organisation’s financial viability to continue operating for the length of the program; for example, your accountant’s statement to this effect
- evidence in the form of a letter from your board (CEO, Chair or equivalent) that the grant activities are supported, and that you can complete the commitments within the timeframe. This evidence should also indicate that any ordinary costs with running your organisation will not be covered by the grant funding.
- a statement identifying any limitations that the COVID-19 virus may have on your ability (if required) to physically access communities to deliver grant activities and outcomes.