Core and Cluster Sector Capacity and Capability Building Grants

Date/Deadline: 01 May, 2023

What is the Core and Cluster Program?

The Core and Cluster Sector Capacity and Capability Building Program will support organisations to assess readiness and participate, as appropriate, in Core & Cluster procurement.

Over four years from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2026, The Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) is seeking to establish and commence operation of 75 new core and cluster refuges for women and children escaping DFV. The new refuges will be designed and operated based on the core and cluster model, which allows for independent living and privacy while also providing access to on-site support.

In partnership with Domestic Violence NSW (DVNSW), Homelessness NSW (HNSW) are providing up to $500,000 worth of grants for organisations who require one-off financial support to effectively plan and participate in the Core and Cluster procurement.

The maximum grant amount per eligible organisation is $20,000 (excl. GST).

The aim of this grant is to provide added support for organisations to build capacity to tender for Core and Cluster funded projects. Grants are open to all organisations applying for Core and Cluster funding; however, priority will be given to Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, regional based projects and smaller organisations with less than $5 million in revenue each year.

Applicants can seek funding for activities including, but not limited to, contracting professional legal services or specialist consultants, or retrospective funds for expenses incurred from Core and Cluster Tranche 1 and 2 rounds. See eligible and ineligible grant activities in Grant Guidelines for more information.

Only one submission will be accepted per organisation, partnership and/or consortium.

Grants are administered by HNSW, in partnership with DVNSW, on behalf of the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ).

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