Learning System Grants awarded to nine successful applicants

The Centre is very pleased to announce the successful applicants for the 2020-21 Learning System Grants. These grants are funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and administered by the Centre. The aim is to strengthen the capacity of child and family services in Victoria to generate evidence and deliver evidence-informed services. The Centre is documenting the impacts from the projects funded so far to share with CSOs and government. There are some fantastic stories of what can be achieved with these modest grants.

Anglicare Victoria: ‘living labs’ – Developing a framework for participatory research, evaluation and service design in children, youth and family services

Caroline Chisholm Society: MotherCare – Designing an evidence-based approach when working with unborn reports

Family Life: Family Life’s Theory of Change: Through the child’s eyes

Gippsland Lakes Complete Health: Partnering with families to improve early support for children in East Gippsland

Kids First: the KODY project : Developing an all-of-family intervention at the intersections of DFV and AOD

MacKillop Family Services: Developmental Evaluation of the Therapeutic Adolescent Family Violence Specialist Pilot Program

The Bridge Youth Service: Step UP+; Addressing Adolescent

Uniting Vic. Tas: Uniting’s Therapeutic Residential Care Initiative: Evaluating Outcomes for Children and Young People

Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency: Development of an Aboriginal Outcomes Measurement Tool


If you have any questions regarding the Learning System Grants, please contact Dr Dakhina Mitra at dakhina.mitra@cfecfw.asn.au or 03 9094 3540.


To view some of the projects from the first round (2018-2019), take a look at these case studies from Anglicare and Windermere.

Coming soon – Snapshot of projects from second round (2019-2020)