Victorian Government Community Resilience Grants - deadline extended

The applications deadline for the Victorian Government's Community Resilience Grants has now been extended until 5.00pm on Friday 20 May, 2016.

The Community Resilience Unit in the Department of Premier and Cabinet is seeking project proposals from community, not-for-profit, youth and peak body organisations which meet one of the following objectives:

1. support and work with communities and young people to develop collaborative approaches to building resilience to hate and violent extremist narratives; and
2. support and work with communities and young people at risk of violent extremism to develop their confidence and skills to advocate for their concerns and grievances through peaceful, democratic means.

Some examples of successful projects include:

· strengthening cyber safety knowledge and helping communities and families respond to negative online influences;
· forums and workshops to help reconnect with disengaged youth; and
· community and youth-led initiatives which create a sense of belonging and offer alternatives to violent extremist narratives.

All successful projects will be youth or community led.

Partnerships between lead applicants and other community, not-for-profit and peak body organisations are strongly encouraged.


A total of $600,000 in grants is available. Eligible applicants may apply for a small grant of $20,000 - $50,000, or a large grant of $50,001 -$100,000.


Applications close 5.00pm on Friday 20 May 2016.

Complete an application form online.


Find out about the Community Resilience Grants by visiting the Community Resilience webpage, watching the YouTube video and reading the program Guidelines.

For further enquiries, call the Community Resilience Unit on 1300 366 356 to discuss your application.