Little Friends Scholarship2020-11-25T12:45:46+10:00

Our Little Friends Scholarships offer academic and extra-curricular assistance to children affected by domestic violence.

Little Friends Scholarships

Supporting children affected by domestic violence.

What is the Little Friends Scholarship?

Friends with Dignity provide bi-annual monetary scholarships to children who have faced Domestic and Family Violence throughout Australia.

Our Little Friends Scholarship has been established to ensure all children have the ability to either further their education and/or be able to participate in extra-curricula activities that they may not be able to pursue due to the financial impact of Domestic and Family Violence within their family environment.

To apply for a scholarship please read the information below and complete the online application.

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The Application Process

  • Applications must be completed and submitted using the online application form by either:

    1. The Parent or authorised Guardian of the child; or
    2. An authorised Social Worker, GP, School Principal, Counsellor on behalf of the child with the written consent of the parent or legal guardian.

  • Children must be between the ages of 5 and 18 years of age at date of application.
  • All applications must be supported/endorsed by a ‘Sponsor’ who verifies the application. A Sponsor may be Social Worker, Case Worker, General Practitioner, School Principal, Counsellor or other relevant professional.

  • Applications which are incomplete or are not verified by a sponsor will be excluded from consideration.

  • It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the sponsor completes their endorsement to validate the application. Friends with Dignity will not follow up on incomplete applications.

  • After the closing date all complete/valid applications will be reviewed by a Committee comprising of representatives from Friends With Dignity, Corporate Partners supporting the LFS Program and other industry professionals.

  • Unfortunately the number of applications received exceeds the available funding so please ensure you provide as much information as possible in-order for the committee to assess your application fully. You may wish to include attachments in support of your application. Of course all information provided is kept confidential.

  • All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 2 weeks of the closing date.

Round 8
Applications Open on 25th January 2021 until 26 February 2021

Scholarships are provided on a bi-annual basis

There are 2 categories of scholarships:

  • Educational – This may include school fees, uniforms, stationary, school resource fees, school camps or excursions, tutoring, laptops or iPads required for educational purposes.

  • Extra-curricular – This may include registration, class fees or uniforms for sporting, musical or artistic activities

Key Dates

Opening: 25 January 2021
Closing: 26 February 2021
Outcome notified 1st week of March 2021

Payment of Scholarship funds

Funds will be distributed to the successful applicants in three ways:

1. Reimbursement of funds – FWD will reimburse funds upon a presentation of valid receipts. Receipts must include the date of purchase, details of items purchased, and name of the provider. FWD will accept receipts for book pack/school stationery orders from 1st October 2020, all other purchases/payments dated from 1st November 2020. Receipts prior to these dates will not be accepted.

2. Payment of Invoice or Account – Friends with Dignity will pay direct to a provider an itemised invoice for payment.

3. Payment to Sponsor – Payment of funds direct to the sponsor who will oversee the expenditure of funds on behalf of applicant. The School/Sponsor must provide receipts of proof of purchase/expenditure within 28 days of funds being paid.

All invoices and receipts must be submitted within 6 weeks of notice of scholarships being awarded and remaining or unused funds will be retained by Friends with Dignity for future scholarship rounds.

Funds may only be used for the purpose specified in the application.



Financially Supported by

Little Friends Scholarship Community Fund
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Women in Forests and Timber Network
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Brisbane Broncos Charity FundWilliam Angliss Charitable Fund
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Collier Charitable Fund
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