Collaborative Workforce Grants – Applications now open all year

WorkUP Queensland is excited to announce we are updating our Collaborative Workforce Grants Program to a continuous opportunity to allow organisations to take advantage of project ideas as they evolve. A total of $50,000 is available every six months to support innovative partnerships. 

The Collaborative Grants program supports eligible organisations* to partner with others to develop the capacity of their staff and services to respond to workforce challenges. It provides up to $10,000 for an activity or project that may have been on the agenda but needs additional support to complete. 

The grants align with WorkUP Queensland and the sector’s shared workforce priorities to grow, retain, develop, support and connect the workforce, and sustain services. A primary goal of the grants is to increase collaboration across the domestic and family violence, sexual assault and women’s health and wellbeing workforce. Please refer to your region’s workforce plan for more information about priorities that have been identified in sector consultations. 

Please see below for the Application Guidelines and Application Form. Georgina and the WorkUP Team are happy to support you in the application process. 

Any queries can be directed to Georgina Lawson at WorkUP Queensland: or 0419 106 290. 

The following organisations^ are past recipients of the grants in 2020 and 2021: 

  • Micah Projects: We are all Works in Progress: Developing the skills of those working with domestic violence perpetrators 
  • Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors Support Centre: Practicing: Cultural Healing and Diversity (CHAD) 
  • Children by Choice: Sharing knowledge: Working with women with intellectual disability at the intersection of violence, reproductive coercion and unplanned pregnancy 
  • Cairns Sexual Assault Service: Lifting the Lid 2021 
  • Mercy Community Services SE Qld: Working with Domestic Violence & Cultural Sensitivity –Yarning Circle 
  • SPEAQ: SPEAQ Forum 2021 
  • Save the Children Australia: Communities of Practice (COP): Using the Safe & Together approach to shift practice, culture and systems 
  • NPA Family and Community Services: NPA & Torres Strait Women working together in the struggle against Domestic and Family Violence 
  • Ruth’s Women’s Shelter Cairns: A Trauma Informed Organisation 
  • Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service: Our Voices Count 
*eligible organisations in WorkUP Queensland’s target group are funded by the Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney General, Office of Women and Violence Prevention to deliver domestic and family violence, sexual assault and women’s health and wellbeing services. There must be at least two eligible organisations listed to be considered for this grant.
^ lead organisation or network listed only 

Collaborative Workforce Grants Applicant Guidelines 2021-22

Collaborative Workforce Grants Application Form