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Family Violence Perpetrator Interventions Grants Program

In response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence (external link), the Victorian Government is providing grants for projects that deliver innovative and targeted interventions to perpetrators of family violence in Victoria. This initiative will promote greater perpetrator accountability and support behaviour change.

This program is now closed for applications.

Project eligibility

Grant applicants must work with perpetrators of family violence aged 18 or over in a justice setting, and must demonstrate innovation by:

  • delivering a new approach or model of perpetrator intervention/s
  • adopting a unique technique to engage perpetrators and/or deliver intervention/s
  • addressing service gaps (such as perpetrators from diverse communities or those with complex needs)
  • contributing to the existing knowledge base on perpetrator interventions.

Types of initiatives that may be funded:

  • initiatives that use a unique form or mode of delivering an intervention, such as digital engagement or a mixed mode of delivery
  • initiatives that focus on different relationships and contexts in which family violence is perpetrated (for example beyond an intimate partner context)
  • interventions that involve collaboration across sectors (such as men’s behaviour change, mental health, and drug and alcohol sectors)
  • interventions for perpetrators from diverse communities (such as Aboriginal communities, culturally diverse communities or LGBTI communities), or perpetrators with complex needs (such as those with mental health or drug and alcohol issues)
  • models that seek to address complex underlying contributors to the behaviour, or issues related to transition from custody, that may lead to further violence and risk to victim survivor safety
  • interventions within justice settings that do not have strong perpetrator interventions.

Funding available

Up to $400,000 (and a minimum of $200,000) per project.

Eligible organisations

These grants are available to:

Eligible organisations can apply for a grant in partnership with other organisations.

Ineligible organisations

The organisations below are ineligible to be the primary grant applicant, but may be eligible as part of a partnership with an eligible organisations where appropriate:

  • Local, State and Federal Government departments and agencies
  • Victoria Police
  • Schools
  • TAFE institutions
  • Unincorporated organisations.

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Useful Resources

Ending Family Violence: Delivering Change (external link)

Family Violence Reform – Perpetrators are held to account (external link)


For general enquires about the grant program and application process, please contact:

Caroline Duyvestyn
Senior Grant Manager (Family Violence Perpetrator Interventions Grants Program) 
Phone:  (03) 8684 6716

Author: Department of Justice and Regulation
Publisher: Department of Justice and Regulation
Date of Publication: 2017
Copyright: Department of Justice and Regulation, 2017

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