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Funding available

The department is currently inviting applications for the following funding programs
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Domestic and family violence services

Organisations are invited to submit offers for the delivery of innovative and flexible domestic and family violence services in multiple locations across the state.

In 2014–15, the Queensland Government is investing up to $5,119,920 to strengthen the capacity of the service system to respond to the safety and support needs of people affected by domestic and family violence and help prevent children from entering or re-entering the child protection system.

Services are sought in the following locations:

  • Burdekin
  • Hinchinbrook
  • Charters Towers/Flinders
  • Townsville
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Redcliffe
  • Pine Rivers
  • Brisbane North
  • South West Brisbane
  • Redlands
  • Toowoomba
  • Goodna/Springfield/Lockyer Valley.

Please refer to the Domestic and Family Violence Tender Specifications 2014–15 for detailed information about the request for offers.

A Yammer site, Domestic and Family Violence Tender Specifications 2014–15, has been established to facilitate communication with interested parties during the request for offers period. To join the Yammer site or to make an enquiry, please email

Please note that advice will not be provided on individual offers.

4.00 pm Monday 3 November 2014

Tender specification (PDF, 373 KB) Tender specification (RTF, 242 KB)

Application form (Word, 130 KB) Application form (RTF, 592 KB)

For information only—Child Safety Intensive Family Support (PDF, 376 KB)

For information only—Community Based Intake and Referral Service (PDF, 367 KB)


Maryborough–Hervey Bay youth support

The department is running an open tender process to establish a youth support service, based in Maryborough with satellite services in Hervey Bay. Organisations are invited to submit quotes to deliver a service that:

  • assists vulnerable and at-risk young people to connect to positive family support; get a job or engage in training or education; lead a healthy and violence-free life; and have a safe, stable place to live
  • uses a client-centred case management approach to holistically assess an individual young person’s challenges and strengths, and works with them to review case plans regularly
  • works closely with other agencies that provide services for young people in the areas of education, child safety, youth justice and health, as well as the local council and Queensland Police
  • provides a range of support for young people, from intensive support to information advice and referral.

An industry briefing will be held from 11.30am to 1.00pm on Wednesday 22 October in the Federation Room, Brolga Theatre and Convention Centre at 5 Walker Street, Maryborough.  For tender documents and other information, please visit Queensland Government QTenders system

2.00 pm Monday 17 November 2014

Documents available from QTenders website

QTenders FAQs


After-care services

Organisations are invited to submit tenders for funding of $2.5 million to deliver after-care services to young people up to 21 years of age who exited the care of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability services after their 15th birthday.

These services are part of the Queensland Government’s Stronger Families Reform Program, and aim to provide a safety net and help young people connect to the resources and assistance they need as they transition to independence and adulthood.

Details of the tender are available on the QTenders website.

Further information is available from:

4.00 pm Monday 17 November 2014

Available from QTenders website


2015 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month community grants

Organisations are invited to apply for one-off funding of up to $3000 to hold awareness raising activities or events during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May 2015.

The community grants support and promote the Queensland Government’s Make the call social marketing campaign.

Applications are invited for activities or events that aim to:

  • raise awareness about domestic and family violence in the Queensland community
  • raise awareness about who is affected by domestic and family violence, the nature of this violence, including non-physical forms of abuse and its impacts
  • encourage Queenslanders to challenge their level of acceptance of domestic and family violence and to see it as a social issue that requires a whole-of-community response
  • empower family, friends, neighbours and colleagues of victims to take steps they might not otherwise take to respond to domestic and family violence
  • encourage people directly affected by domestic and family violence to seek help.

For more information about the community grants contact the Violence Prevention Team on 3224 4477 or via email at

4.00 pm Tuesday 25 November 2014

Tender specifications (Word, 233 KB) Tender specifications (RTF, 127 KB)

Apply here


Elderly Parent Carer Innovation Trial

One-off capital grants up to $1 million and small grants up to $50,000 are now available.

The objective of the trial is to assist elderly parent carers of adult sons or daughters with disability to secure sustainable living arrangements for when they are no longer able to care for them.

Applicants are invited to participate in one of the information sessions being held at 10.00-11.00am on Thursday 6 November and at 2.30-3.30pm on Tuesday 11 November 2014. To register to participate in one of the information sessions, please email your contact details to by 2.00pm (Eastern Standard Time) on Wednesday 5 November 2014.

To lodge a submission, go to SmartyGrants.

Please note 1.00pm closing time is Eastern Standard Time.

1.00 pm Monday 8 December 2014

Information paper (PDF, 191 KB) Information paper (RTF, 90 KB)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 136 KB) Frequently Asked Questions (RTF, 82 KB)