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Responding to COVID-19 in the sexual, domestic and family violence sectors grants program

The Queensland Government’s Responding to COVID-19 in the sexual, domestic and family violence sectors grants program offers one-off grants to support domestic and family violence (DFV) services to respond to the challenges and additional complexities posed by COVID-19 and assist services to:

  • adapt the delivery of services, for example by making service adjustments or modifications to respond to changing client needs or social distancing requirements
  • expand service delivery, for example by increasing capacity to deliver more services to more clients
  • introduce new services, in accordance with demand arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is available?

Grants of between $50,000 to $150,000 are available to each eligible applicant. Up to $2 million in total is available.


Applicants must:

  • be a not for profit, legal entity OR
  • be a local government entity OR
  • have an auspice agreement with any of the above entities.

Additionally, applicants must:

  • have current Public Liability Insurance AND
  • have no outstanding financial accountability, service delivery or performance issues for funding provided by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (the Department) AND
  • be established in Queensland and be currently operational in Queensland.

Initiatives must:

  • be completed by 31 December 2021 AND
  • be delivered in Queensland AND
  • support the purpose of this grant program. 

What you need to provide

You will need to provide:

  • an Australian Business Number (ABN) on your application form OR
  • a copy of your government issued certification of incorporation or other incorporation documentation (e.g. a constitution) to demonstrate that you are a not-for-profit organisation.

The Department may contact you during the assessment process to request:

  • a copy of your most recent Audited Financial Statement
  • further details be submitted, or
  • clarification of the information provided.

How to apply

The grants program is open now and applications will close at 5pm on Sunday 28 February 2021. Successful applicants will be announced in April 2021.

Initiatives will need to be delivered by the end of December 2021, with reporting due by the end of January 2022.

Access the 2020 Grant Information and Application Guidelines (PDF, 194 KB) for further information about applicant eligibility, selection criteria, and requirements of successful applicants.

The grants program is supported by funding from the Commonwealth Government.

Apply now


All enquiries regarding the grants program can be directed through Women's Infolink by phoning 1800 177 577 (9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays) or emailing

Contact officers cannot provide advice on individual applications.