Grants to support people affected by past forced adoption policies and practices.
The small grant funding can be used for a range of projects, events or activities, including the following.
Applications are invited from peer support and advocacy groups, and organisations based in Victoria that are:
Applications are currently open and must be completed using the supplied Application Form and submitted according to the Small Grant Guidelines. Please note that documentation is subject to change; the documentation for this round can be accessed below.
Information on auspicing is available from the Justice Connect website.
Round 1 applications close - 30 April 2019
Round 2 applications close - 30 September 2019
You will receive email notification of the receipt of your Small Grant within five working days. If you have not recieved notification, please call the Compass Forced Adoption Support Services Coordinator on 1800 21 03 13, to ensure your grant has been recieved.
We aim to be able to provide notification within one week from the assessments occurring. However, if further information is required from any applicants, another week only will be allocated to provide it. This is to avoid unnecessary delays in the process.
Please be very thorough in your submissions to ensure all relevant and required details are supplied. Examples are provided within the application document, for your information.
Please note that funding is limited and will be awarded on a competitive basis. Funding is also reliant on the receipt of any due acquittal/s from prior small grants.
If you are aware of any other organisation, peer support group, or individual who may wish to apply for a grant, please direct them to the Compass website for further information.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Compass Forced Adoption Support Services Coordinator by calling 1800 21 03 13, with any queries or concerns, or for assistance with the application process.
Forced Adoption Support Services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.