Region: South East Queensland
The Australian Government is inviting applications via a restricted process to apply to deliver services under the Developing the cultural awareness and trauma responsive skills and capabilities of the child and family sector workforce grant opportunity from November 2022 to 30 June 2024.
The grant aims to develop the cultural awareness and trauma responsiveness of the child and family sector organisations and workforce engaged through the Department of Social Services’ grants funding (the program). The grant will run over 2 years from 2022–23 to 2023–24 financial years.
The program is funded under Outcome 2: Program 2.2.1: National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children, and was announced as part of the 2021 Commonwealth Closing the Gap Implementation Plan. This grant opportunity supports Target 12 of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap (the National Agreement), which is: By 2031, reduce the rate of over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care by 45%.
The National Agreement has been developed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, marking a fundamental shift in the way governments are working to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are leading the decisions that impact their lives. The National Agreement details 4 Priority Reforms and 17 targets to transform how governments work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to accelerate progress, please see Closing the Gap targets and outcomes.
To be eligible to apply, your entity must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- A member of the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations (Our Members – Coalition of Peaks)
- An entity listed on the Cultural Awareness Training or Cultural Competence Training and programs categories of the Supply Nation national directory of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses (Supply Nation | Australia’s largest national directory of Indigenous businesses).
Applications are now open and close 5:00pm (AEDT) on Thursday, 6 October 2022. Find out more on GrantConnect.