The UNSW Gendered Violence (GV) Steering Committee encourages new ideas and engagement from across the University to implement the GV Strategy and Action Plan 2023-2025.

Our motivation for offering the 2023 one-off grants of up to $5,000 each is to drive progress towards a safer and more respectful campus. These grants aim to support initiatives and projects that enhance leadership capabilities, improve communication about gendered violence, increase the transparency of reporting processes, educate and inspire our community, and ultimately shift our culture.

We welcome applications from current students, HDR candidates, academic and professional staff.

Application deadline extended to Monday 10 July 2023.

To apply, complete the webform below or email your PDF form to


  • Open to current enrolled students, HDR candidates, academic and professional staff (fixed term/continuing and casual) at the time of application and during the implementation.

  • Up to $2,000 for applications submitted by one unit or area.

    Up to $5,000 for a joint applications involving two or more units or areas collaborating on projects. 

    We encourage collaboration and partnership as we recognise that projects that involve multiple partners may have greater impact and benefit from a diversity of perspectives and resources.

  • Opens: Monday 29 May 2023

    Closes: 5pm on Monday 10 July 2023 (outcome communicated by late-July)

    Implementation: July 2023 - June 2024

    Progress review: Mid-way through the project

    Completion form: Submit within 30 days of the project end.

  • Applications will be assessed by the CIO Project Team against the following criteria: 

    • Supports one or more of the strategic priority areas and/ or action plan
    • Innovation and/ or new ideas
    • Outcomes
    • Detailed description and budget
    • Project feasibility

    The GV Steering Committee will endorse successful applications. Any conflict of interests in the assessment and approval process will be managed by the GV Steering Committee.

    Approval of applications will depend on available funds and the number and quality of applications which align with the strategic priorities and action areas.

    All decisions made by the GV Steering Committee will be final.

  • The CIO Project Team will manage all funds centrally. It is important to note that grant funds will not be transferred to individual accounts. Specific grant funding arrangements will provided by the CIO Project Team

    For Staff – invoices to paid locally via finance system and expense reimbursement can be accessed via SAP Concur, or through accounts payable against the project fund code.

    For Students – as students do not have access to the UNSW Finance system, all expenses and reimbursements will be paid by the CIO Project Team.

  • Before submitting your application, please review the FAQs and supporting documents on this website. You have two options for submitting your form:

    1. Complete the webform above OR 
    2. Send the completed PDF form to

    If we require any additional information regarding your application or budget, we will contact you for details.

    If you would like to discuss your idea before completing this form please contact

  • The Gendered Violence Strategy (pages 18-29) and this summary document outlines our five strategic priorities, which are:

    1. Leadership - Our senior leaders modelling the attitudes and behaviours that we want to see in all members of our university.
    2. Communication - Key to raising awareness and providing information on what is gendered violence, reporting options and support.
    3. Transparency & Accountability - Being open and honest about how we report and receive incidents, what we do in response, the decisions we make and the consequences that follow. This means the university and individuals take responsibility for their own actions and decisions.
    4. Education & Awareness Raising - Essential to tackling the attitudes and behaviours that contribute to gendered violence. Topics covered include consent, understanding gendered violence and its impacts, being aware of the impact of trauma, how to respond to disclosure and be an active bystander.
    5. Culture Change - Respectful behaviour becomes the norm, and we actively challenge harmful gender norms, discrimination, and victim-blaming.
  • Action areas are examples of projects, goals, and activities that go towards achieving one or more of our strategic priorities.

    Look at action areas for examples of projects or activities you could do. You can find the action areas in the Summary Action Plan, under each of the strategic priorities (pages 32-37).

  • We are seeking projects and activities that align with, and contribute to, at least one of the strategic priorities in the Gendered Violence Strategy and Action Plan 2023-2025.

    Here are examples of potential projects or activities that align with specific strategic priorities:

    • Hosting a panel discussion for HDR candidates on the topic of gendered violence, as a targeted prevention and awareness campaign - Strategic Priority 2: Communication
    • Organising training or workshops for students or staff to educate them about the impacts of gendered violence and how to prevent it - Strategic Priority 4: Education & Awareness Raising
    • Developing a video or resource on how to report incidents of gendered violence at UNSW - Strategic Priority 2: Communication
    • Awareness campaigns or activities that increase visibility of gendered violence and its impacts - Strategic Priority 2: Communication
    • Conduct research on a topic related to gendered violence, such as men’s behaviour change programs - Strategic Priority 3: Cultural Change
    • Delivering activities, events or stalls on campus during SEXtember with a focus on consent and/ or healthy relationships - Strategic Priority 4: Education & Awareness Raising
  • The funds can be used for any goods or services that support the activities or projects outlined in your application (e.g., event catering, design work, research assistant salary, banners, posters, printing costs, speaker and trainer fees).

    The following costs will NOT be covered by the grant:

    • Travel.
    • Equipment (e.g., laptop).
    • Personal expenses and living costs (e.g., accommodation, textbooks).
    • Alcohol.
    • Any other item that doesn’t align with the UNSW Business Expense Policy.
    • Provide a detailed budget and sign the grant agreement.
    • Submit a mid-way progress review to the CIO Project Team to ensure projects are progressing as planned, aligned with the purpose, funds are spent as intended and any potential risks are effectively addressed. 
    • Complete funded activities or projects within the implementation period, which runs from July 2023 to June 2024.
    • Seek approval from the GV Steering Committee before disseminating any create videos or resources throughout the University. 
    • Notify us upon completion of project and submit a completion form, along with any invoices and reimbursement requests within 30 days of the project’s end.
  • The CIO Project team can answer questions or discuss whether your project is a good match for these grants.

    Send us an email: