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The second phase of the Return to Work Program is for women who are victim-survivors of domestic and family violence currently living in NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ)-funded women's refuges.

A Return to Work coordinator will help grant recipients develop an employment roadmap and overcome personal barriers to work.

One-off grants of up to $5,000 may be used to purchase approved goods and services such as:

  • education and training
  • support material for courses
  • work necessities such as specialist clothing, equipment, IT
  • transportation costs
  • childcare.

All successful applicants will be supported by their own Return to Work coordinator who will help them develop their Return to Work Plan.

Each unique Return to Work Plan will outline the agreed approach and resources needed to assist the woman in getting back to work.

Refuge case managers will be able to assist women who are applying throughout the grant process. 

More information about the Return to Work program is available by emailing RTWProgram@facs.nsw.gov.au.

Closing date

Service NSW will accept applications from women on the registration list from 22 February to 31 May 2022. 

DCJ-funded refuges supporting women victim-survivors of domestic and family violence will be contacted directly with further information.

How to register

If you'd like to register interest in the Return to Work program, fill in the form below:

  • with your name and email address, and
  • select the refuge where you are currently receiving support, from the drop-down menu.