Australian Government – First Nations Family Dispute Resolution

Status: Ongoing

Region: Australia wide


The First Nations Family Dispute Resolution grant opportunity is being provided by the Attorney-General’s Department.

This grant opportunity is for the provision of funding to Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) to deliver culturally safe and appropriate family dispute resolution for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, and other families as determined appropriate by the successful grant applicants.

Services delivered under this program must be child-focused and should have an emphasis on early intervention and prevention.

The objectives of the grant opportunity are to:

  • support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families in a culturally safe setting to negotiate outcomes in the best interest of children, resolve separation and divorce issues, and improve their post-separation relationships
  • align with Priority Area 2 of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap by building formal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled sectors to deliver services to support Closing the Gap.

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

  • Company
  • Cooperative
  • Corporate State or Territory Entity
  • Indigenous Corporation
  • Incorporated Association
  • Local Government Entity
  • Statutory Entity.

Further information on eligibility requirements are outlined in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines. Please read all documentation provided in the application pack thoroughly before applying.

Applications are now open and close 9:00 pm AEST on Thursday, 18 August 2022. Find out more on GrantConnect.

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