Aboriginal Community Initiatives Fund: 2023-24 funding round

18 January 2024
The Victorian Government through the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing is providing $2.2 million for the Aboriginal Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) in 2023-24 to implement community led projects that educate, prevent, reduce and respond to family violence in Aboriginal communities across Victoria.

Projects funded through CIF support and address priorities that are identified by the 11 Dhelk Dja Action Groups (Action Groups) to address family violence at a local level.

It supports projects that:

  • are Aboriginal-led, including Aboriginal-led partnerships.
  • are consistent with the goals and objectives of Action Groups and strengthen the capacity of Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal organisations to address family violence at a local level.
  • will provide an ongoing or long-term benefit to the community.
  • complement existing local community projects or initiatives and demonstrate partnerships with other government or non-government initiatives.
  • align with the Dhelk Dja: Safe Our Way – Strong Culture, Strong Peoples, Strong Families 10 Year Agreement (2018–2028).

The closing date for applications is 7 February 2024. No late applications will be accepted.

Further information about the application process can be found at the Victorian Government’s Aboriginal Community Initiative’s fund page.