Communities and Justice

NSW Sexual Violence Project Fund

Successful recipients have been announced.

About the grant program

This fund provides $10.5 million in grants to support one-off and time-limited early intervention and response projects that address sexual violence.

It focuses on high priority groups, including:

  • Women and children at risk of or experiencing sexual violence
  • First Nations people
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse communities (in particular, people of refugee, refugee-like experiences, and asylum seeker backgrounds)
  • Rural and remote communities
  • LGBTIQ+ people
  • Older women
  • Children and young people (in particular, those who have experienced trauma, sexual and domestic violence or who are in or leaving out-of-home care)
  • People with disability

Two funding pathways were available under the Sexual Violence Project Fund. Stream One was designed for projects between $100,000 and $1,000,000 focused on early intervention and/or response run by a single eligible entity. Stream Two was designed for projects between $500,000 and $1,500,000 focused on early intervention and/or response delivered by a group of organisations or partnership.

Successful grant recipients

14 organisations were successful, sharing in over $10 million in grants. 

Stream 1

Organisation and Project Name

Project Name

Project Description

Funding amount
ACON Health Limited  LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in sexual violence response service provision: ACON consult support Two experts in sexual violence and LGBTQ+ communities will provide consult services to services supporting LGBTQ+ people who have experienced sexual violence. Project will also develop LGBTQ+ Inclusive and Affirming Practice Guidelines.   $485,000
NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors

Hayat Amina (Safe Life) in Australia

Co-designed early intervention group programs and multimedia resources for refugee communities across the lifespan of adolescence and adulthood. These interventions and related resources will equip people from refugee backgrounds to build awareness, knowledge, and capacity to intervene early and respond to sexual violence  $386,775
Older Women's Network NSW Improving System Capacity To Provide Trauma Informed Services To Older Women Who've Been Sexually Assaulted Co-designed training package for sexual assault services to recognise and respond to the specific needs of older women $523,000
Prosper Project Australia We Are Survivors! Develop an online hub of culturally tailored response/survival support for victims of sexual violence within CALD communities.  $247,300
Rosie’s Place Incorporate Communities of Connection: Prevention responses to child sexual exploitation A capacity building project for workers to identify the early signs of child sexual exploitation and develop strategies and resources to prevent escalation and further sexual harm.  $681,906
Settlement Services International SafePath: Building a skilled workforce to identify and respond to SV in culturally diverse communities A training program and resource development to upskill staff to respond safely to disclosures of sexual violence from culturally diverse clients.  $902,505
The Northcott Society  Love Rights: Targeting gaps in practical sexual violence prevention for people with disability Awareness education, peer-informed and accessible resources for people with disability and an evidence-based training program for disability support workers.  $582,882
Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre Safety, Mind, Body and Spirit Design and deliver community educational resources/sessions which will provide critical information, awareness, support and referrals to Aboriginal women and children, community workers/services across NSW $489,540

Stream 2

Organisation  Project Name Project Description Funding amount
Consent Labs Ltd in partnership with University of Sydney  Youth-Led Sexual Violence Prevention in NSW Schools: Co-Designing Sexuality and Gender Diversity Workshops and Resources Co-create with leading researchers, pilot and evaluate innovative educational programs that can be implemented at scale to combat reductive norms that diminish all young people. $1,110,836
National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) in partnership with Institute of Child Protection Studies Trauma-informed respectful relationship education Trauma-informed program that will be co-designed with victim survivors to build capability of targeted workforces engaging with children and young people who have experienced sexual violence.  $1,070,000
Women’s Health NSW Incorporated in partnership with 15 women’s health centres Local Pathways for Victim-Survivors of Sexual Assault related Non-Fatal Strangulation (NFS) and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Develop resources, training and assessment and screening tools to raise awareness of the risks of NFS within the broader community, NGOs, justice and primary health sectors.  $872,711
Women Up North Inc in partnership with Family Support Network Inc   Enhancing Workforce Responses to Sexual Violence Project will provide education packages to Northern NSW workers to effectively provide early intervention to people at risk of sexual violence and improve community networks and information on sexual violence.  $1,254,417
Yes Unlimited in partnership with Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service, Linking Communities Network Ltd, Albury Wodonga Health and Women's Centre for Health and Wellbeing (Albury Wodonga) Inc A Community of Care: Coordinated Care and Access for Women Experiencing Power-based Personal Violence Scoping, developing and implementing a coordinated access system for women and children who have experienced power-based personal violence including sexual violence in Albury.  $709,000
Youth Off The Streets Limited in partnership with Youth Action NSW Taking Action, Creating Change - Together (TACCT) TACCT will provide evidence-based training to the NSW youth sector and youth specialist homelessness services to build their capacity to respond to children and young people (12-25 years) experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence.  $1,267,011

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Last updated:

27 Feb 2024