See the list of Community Grants below for children and young people.
The Alannah and Madeline Foundation makes grants available each year for a range of group therapeutic programs for children residing in domestic violence refuges across Australia. The purpose of the Refuge Therapeutic Support Program is to assist refuges in providing therapeutic intervention for children who may be distressed or traumatised by their family situation as soon as possible after they have been removed to safety. The funding will pay for qualified and skilled therapists, identified by refuges, to run group therapeutic sessions that have been specifically designed for children who have experienced significant violence in the home. A range of group therapeutic strategies would be considered including: art, pet and music therapy, and psychotherapy groups. Refuges are able to determine the mode of therapeutic group to be offered.
The Department of Sport and Recreation has grants avaialbe for community groups (refuges) to fund initiatives that target low participation groups (young clients that have experienced violence), particularly Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) and Aboriginal communities. The funding is open year-round and grants are limited to $1000–$5000. Projects need to increase participation in sport and active recreation or develop the skills of the people involved in your organisation or local community.
The Office of Multicultural Interests’ Community Grants Program (CGP) supports the objectives of its Strategic Plan 2014–2018. Grants will open again in 2015 and will be available in four categories:
Events and Activities (up to $5000)—2015 closing dates to be announced shortly
Small Projects ($5000–$20,000)—2015 closing dates to be announced shortly
Major Programs ($20,000–$50,000)—2015 closing dates to be announced shortly.
Major Community Celebrations Sponsorships (up to $20,000)—2015 closing dates to be announced shortly
The CGP funds projects and activities that strengthen the capacity of culturally diverse communities and also supports the development of culturally inclusive policies, programs and services.
Department of Local Government and Communities is pleased to announce that Early Years Activities Grants of up to $10,000 are available for organisations to deliver a range of events/activities during National Families Week. National Families Week 2015 will be held between Friday 15 May and Thursday 21 May 2015.
These grants are available to support early years (0-8 years) community initiatives to:
build capacity in communities to ensure the sustainable wellbeing of children and families by being more inclusive and working in collaboration at the local level;
support families in nurturing and caring for their children; and
engage communities in the coordination of resources supporting early childhood.
Applications for grant funding have already closed (closed at 4pm on Thursday, 9 April 2015).
Variety WA has grants avaiable for individuals and/or organisation (refuges) for projects and equipment that benefits children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs. Applications for assistance can be made at any time of the year. The Variety WA Grants Committee oversees all applications for assistance to ensure that requests are considered in a fair and equitable way, and given priority in relation to urgency of need and availability of funds.
BankWest is accepting applications on an ongoing basis to support local community groups. The first 20 Happy Communities applications received each month that meet the entry criteria will be up for public vote. If your application falls beyond the first 20 received, we'll automatically include you in the next available month's voting period. We'll be in touch once your application progresses to the voting stage. You are invited to vote on a monthly basis for the community group you think should receive a grant. The three groups with the highest number of votes will receive $1,000 each. The remaining groups will receive $200 each.
Lotterywest provide grants to community groups which can help your community organisation make a lasting difference. Whatever your vision, mainstream or cutting edge, we encourage you to explore it with us. It's your call.
If you know of any other great grants that Refuges can access please let us know. If you are successful in your grant application and have the chance to run a program for your young clients, contact us and let the Keeping Kids Safe project officer know this too!