2018-19 Community Initiative Fund – Open

Family Violence is pleased to announce that the 2018-19 Community Initiative Fund have opened as of the 26 September 2018.  https://dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorian-aboriginal-community-initiatives-fund

Key timelines are below, noting that the call for applications will be open for 6 weeks until 9 November 2018.  We apologise for the short notice and any inconvenience caused.

This year each region will receive $100,000 per annum ongoing to support CIF initiatives at the local level.  The increase recognises the importance of Aboriginal Community led family violence projects and the leadership role of Action Groups.

Please also find attached the updated CIF guidelines and CIF application form to support your regional processes:

Key dates

Process Date
Call for Applications opens 26 September 2018
Closing date and time for Applications 9 November 2018, at 1pm
Family Safety Victoria statewide analysis of CIF applications ensuring accountability & probity 12-16 November 2018
CIF Regional Assessment Panels convened 19-30 November 2018
DHHS to provide outcomes from CIF regional panel to Assistant Director, Aboriginal Strategy Unit, FSV 3-7 December 2018
All applicants advised of outcome by: January 2019
Project commencement from: January 2019
Project completion by: December 2019

If you have any questions please email or call me and please circulate to your networks.

Thank you

Michelle Evans
Regional Coordinator
Indigenous Family Violence
Population Health and Community Wellbeing
Department of Health and Human Services
8-12 Seymour Street Traralgon 3844
m. 0409 643 109 e.michelle.evans@dhhs.vic.gov.au  

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