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Closed Grant Opportunity View - GO6688

Support to prevent and address the health impacts of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)

Contact Details

Health Grants Team


Department of Health and Aged Care
Close Date & Time:
16-Feb-2024 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
231012 - Health Promotion and Prevention Programs
Secondary Category:
331005 - Women
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Selection Process:
Open Competitive


This grant opportunity will contribute to implementation of the National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030 (the Strategy) which outlines a national approach to improving health outcomes for all women and girls, particularly those at greatest risk of poor health. 

The 2022-23 Budget allocated funds to support community-led approaches for the prevention of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) to tackle the health impacts of violence against women (as per page 114 of the 2022?23 Budget Paper No 2). 

In addition to contributing to the implementation of the Strategy, this grant opportunity will address Recommendations 34 and 49 of the House of Representatives’ Inquiry into Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence (House of Representatives inquiry). 

The purpose of this grant opportunity is to raise awareness of, and address the health impacts (including physical and mental manifestations) of FGM/C in culturally and linguistically diverse, and migrant and refugee communities. The Strategy recognises the significant and long-term physical and emotional implications for the health of victim survivors of violence.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

  • increase understanding of FGM/C and its consequences, through community-led initiatives;
  • improve support for women and girls affected by, or at risk of, FGM/C; and
  • assist communities to move towards the abandonment of the practice.

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are:

  • a demonstrated increase in community understanding of FGM/C, its health risks, impacts and consequences; and
  • a measurable contribution to the implementation of Recommendations 34 and 49 of the House of Representatives Inquiry.

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To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN);
  • be registered for the purposes of GST;
  • be a permanent resident of Australia;
  • have an account with an Australian financial institution.

and be one of the following entity types:

  • Indigenous Corporation (registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006)
  • Company
  • Cooperative
  • Incorporated Association; or
  • Statutory Entity.

If you are applying as a Trustee on behalf of a Trust, the Trustee must have an eligible entity type as listed above. 

Your proposed grant activity must:

  • be delivered nationally (or be scaled up to be delivered nationally by the end of the grant period) and directly relate to the intended outcomes and objectives of the grant opportunity as detailed in section 2.1.
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