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Support for Trafficked People Program (STPP): Additional Referral Pathway

Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283



Department of Social Services
Close Date & Time:
1-Feb-2024 9:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
151005 - Victims of Crime
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The Australian Government is inviting organisations via an open competitive process to apply for an 18-month pilot period to deliver services in Australia under the Support for Trafficked People Program (STPP) which contributes to the Department of Social Services’ Outcome 2 – Program 2.1 Families and Communities – 2.1.2 Family Safety. It supports National Strategic Priority 3: Support and Protect of the National Action Plan to Combat Modern Slavery 2020-25 and aligns with the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032.

The Support for Trafficked People Program: Additional Referral Pathway is a grant opportunity that will provide $2 million (GST exclusive) to an organisation (or consortia of organisations) to undertake an assessment of eligibility and make subsequent referrals to the STPP for eligible victim-survivors of human trafficking, slavery and slavery-like practices. The aim of this grant is to provide access to the STPP for victim-survivors who meet the eligibility criteria, however do not wish to engage with the Australian Federal Police for referral.


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

  • Company
  • Cooperative
  • Incorporated Association
  • Indigenous Corporation
  • Partnership
  • Statutory Entity
  • Trustee on behalf of a Trust.

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

Grant Activity Timeframe:

Assessment of applications - 5 weeks

Approval of outcomes of selection process - 3 weeks

Negotiations and award of grant agreements - 6 weeks

Notification to applicant - 1 week

Earliest start date of grant activity - 28 May 2024

End date of grant activity - 28 November 2025

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 by 9:00 pm AEDT on 1 February 2024.
Other Instructions:

Please note: 

The STPP Additional Referral Pathway Working Group’s report is only meant to provide background information, as applicants may benefit from an overview of stakeholders’ discussions on the need for an additional referral pathway to the STPP, and challenges experienced by victim-survivors of modern slavery in accessing support. Your application does not need to be based on the referral model suggested in this report. The Grant Opportunity Guidelines should be your guidance when preparing your application.


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Contact Details

Community Grants Hub

1800 020 283