Core and Cluster Program


In partnership with Domestic Violence NSW (DVNSW), Homelessness NSW (HNSW) are providing up to $500,000 worth of grants for organisations who require one-off financial support to effectively plan and participate in the Core and Cluster procurement.

The maximum grant amount per eligible organisation is $20,000 (excl. GST).

The aim of this grant is to provide added support for organisations to build capacity to tender for Core and Cluster funded projects. Grants are open to all organisations applying for Core and Cluster funding; however, priority will be given to Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, regional based projects and smaller organisations with less than $5 million in revenue each year.

Applicants can seek funding for activities including, but not limited to, contracting professional legal services or specialist consultants, or retrospective funds for expenses incurred from Core and Cluster Tranche 1 and 2 rounds. See eligible and ineligible grant activities in Grant Guidelines for more information.

Only one submission will be accepted per organisation, partnership and/or consortium.

Grants are administered by HNSW, in partnership with DVNSW, on behalf of the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ).

Grants are open for application until 5pm on 1 May 2023.

Before applying, please be sure to read the Grant Guidelines.

Please note our office will be closed from 20 December 2022 to 3 January 2023 and Grant Applications lodged after 6 December 2022 will receive an outcome between 25 – 30 January 2023.

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