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Granting ideas for May 2024

Australian Communities Foundation receives funding proposals from a wide range of organisations through our Granting Opportunties platform. See below for this month’s granting recommendations from our Grants Team.

Preventing violence against women

Our Watch

Our Watch is a national leader in the prevention of violence against women and their children. They work to improve gender equality and prevent violence where Australians live, learn, work and socialise. Our Watch is committed to building an understanding of what drives violence against women and how to prevent it. They embed this knowledge in their resources, training, policy and campaigns. Grants to Our Watch will support their ongoing research and training offerings to prevent violence against women in Australia. Read more

Crisis support for victim-survivors of family violence

Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre

Safe Steps provides a phone-based crisis service, providing family violence information and support, safety planning and risk assessment and access to crisis accommodation. They can provide financial and material aid, pet safety support and court advocacy, as well as support to people with a disability through their Disability Family Violence Crisis Response Initiative. Grants to Safe Steps will support their ongoing crisis assistance to Victorians impacted by family violence. Read more

Support for victim-survivors of family violence in migrant and refugee communities


inTouch provides services, programs and responses to family violence and refugee communities. They provide in-Language and in-Culture support for culturally-informed case management and perpetrator programs. They also operate a fully accredited community legal centre, and provide specialised migration assistance, crisis recovery and capacity-building projects across the family violence sector and multicultural communities. Read more

Like My Brother: First Nations Women in Football

Documentary Australia

LIKE MY BROTHER is a documentary about four young Indigenous women from the Tiwi Islands who dare to dream of playing elite football down south, despite the numerous barriers they face when it comes to full and equal participation in sport. This is a universal coming-of-age story about personal growth against the odds and a call for systemic change that enables Indigenous girls in remote Australia to have equitable access to supported pathways in professional sport. Read more

This Story: Voices of Our First Nations Veterans

This Story Australia (Auspice: Documentary Australia)

This Story Australia is developing a digital platform for First Nations veterans to share their stories. Over the next two years, This Story will create a collection of First Nations veterans’ stories that explore the truths and challenges of serving as an Indigenous person. Following a successful pilot project in the Torres Strait and Central Queensland in 2023, This Story Australia aims to secure funding to expand the project nationwide. Read more

Building Disability Messaging to Shift Public Narratives

Centre for Australian Progress & Disability Advocacy Network Australia

Building Disability Messaging Capacity is an urgent and groundbreaking research project to shift public narratives, and build widespread support for transformative disability policy change. This project will analyse existing advocate and opposition narratives for strengths and weaknesses, and equip advocates with best practice theories and frameworks for persuasive messaging. It will deliver qualitative and quantitative research and undertake a nationwide rollout to deliver messages far and wide with disability advocates, to influence political change in the coming 12 months. Read more

Locking in Ambitious Federal Election Commitments for the Murray-Darling

Murray Darling Conservation Alliance

This project is the second milestone of a three-part campaign to restore Australia’s largest river system to health. The objective is to secure ambitious election commitments from Federal parties by the second half of 2024, before the next Federal election. Grants for this project will help supercharge a groundswell of support for the Murray-Darling, to show federal leaders that their commitment to a healthy and thriving river system is a vote winner that cuts across party lines. Read more

Looking for other granting ideas? Find a wide range of funding proposals on our Granting Opportunities platform. Filter by location, focus area and target population to find a project that aligns with your funding interests.