Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Grants Program

Do you have an idea for a project, event or initiative that will contribute to truth, healing and/or reconciliation for people with lived experience of institutional child abuse across Queensland?

The Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Grants Program supports the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, to continue to reveal the truth of what happened to children in institutions and contribute to healing and reconciliation in Queensland.

The grants program is delivered by the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs, on advice from the Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Taskforce. Funding is available of up to $10,000 for individual applications and $15,000 for joint applications, for community groups and organisations to undertake projects related to truth-telling, healing and reconciling histories of people with lived experience of institutional child abuse, across Queensland communities.

Funded activities:

  • acknowledge and raise awareness of institutional child abuse and its impact
  • support people with lived experience to speak out and share their experiences in a way that is safe, supported, and promotes better understanding by the broader community and institutions
  • are of importance to people with lived experience, such as events and reunions
  • develop memorials and monuments that are of significance to people with a lived experience
  • undertake research in the area of institutional child abuse
  • explore the impacts of institutional child abuse.

Applications for the 2022 grant round are now open. Applications close at 5pm, Wednesday 8 June 2022 and can be submitted through SmartyGrants

Resources

For more information on the Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Taskforce please visit their webpage.

For more information please contact the Redress Coordination/Secretariat Unit on 07 3097 5793 or email taskforce.secretariat@cyjma.qld.gov.au