Grants on offer for anti-violence ideas

The Andrews Labor Government is funding new initiatives to stop family violence in Victorian Aboriginal communities.

Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins has launched a $1 million fund for Aboriginal organisations and businesses to develop initiatives to prevent family violence.

The Aboriginal Free from Violence Fund will support successful applicants to explore, try, and evaluate new approaches to prevention.

Consistent with Aboriginal self-determination and in line with the Korin Korin Balit-Djak, the state’s 10-year wellbeing and safety plan for Aboriginal Victorians, these grants will be developed and driven by Aboriginal organisations and businesses, the government said.

The fund will support projects up to $100,000.

Applications to the competitive grant round are now open and will close on April 24.


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3 Comments on Grants on offer for anti-violence ideas

  1. All low-income Aboriginal communities need separate safe/healing houses for women and children, as well as for men and youth, when violence is imminent or has occurred. As do low-income mixed and white communities.

    • Men’s and Women’s Houses would be available in all such communities and would be ‘managed’ directly by at least two male and female elders, in partnership with the leaseholders.

  2. They would be called Rainbow Houses, because they will be available without discrimination, to all residents of that community/suburb regardless of ethnicity, culture or religion and will therefore provide for the diversity of humanity within each community.

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