March 2018 grant round

The first grant round in 2018 will be in March.  Grant applications will be assessed by the Board of Advice on Thursday, 29 March 2018. All grant applications are to be submitted to the Executive Officer by no later than Friday, 9 March 2018.

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

On 14 December 2017, marking the final hearing of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, in a very moving and emotional final hearing, the Chair of the Royal Commission, the Hon. Justice Peter McClellan AM presented the Message to Australia book to the National Library of Australia and to each State and Territory Library.

Message to Australia gave those who bravely told their story to the Royal Commission an opportunity to share a message with the Australian community about their experience and hopes for creating a safer future for children. These messages were published in a commemorative book. More than 1,000 contributions were received and will remain as a tribute to survivors’ courage in coming forward to tell their stories and provide a public record of their experience. Messages are available to be viewed at the Royal Commission website at: https://www.childabuseroyalcommission.gov.au/message-australia

A copy of Justice McClellan's speech is available here.