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Last updated 1 January 2024

Requirements for DGR endorsement for 'the family' categories

Type and Item no

Requirements

Public fund for an approved marriage guidance organisation

8.1.1

A public fund established and maintained by a not-for-profit company solely for the purpose of providing money to be used in giving or providing marriage education under the Marriage Act 1961 to individuals in Australia.

The company must be approved by the Minister for Social ServicesExternal Link.

The public fund must be either:

 

Public fund for provision of family counselling or family dispute resolution

8.1.2

A public fund that meets both of the following requirements:

  • It is established and maintained by a not-for-profit company that receives funding from the Australian Government to provide family counselling or family dispute resolution within the meaning of the Family Law Act 1975.
  • It is established and maintained solely for the purpose of providing money to be used in providing family counselling or family dispute resolution within the meaning of the Family Law Act 1975 to individuals in Australia.

The Australian Government only allocates new funding for the provision of family counselling and family dispute resolution through the Federal Budget. The availability of funding is advertised in the national press and in the local or regional press in areas of identified need. Funding opportunities are also listed on the Community Grants HubExternal Link or GrantConnectExternal Link, on behalf of the Attorney-General's Department and the Department of Social Services.

The public fund must be either:

 

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