Helping local communities reduce violence against women

The Commonwealth Government is investing over $4 million across 28 projects to help local communities reduce violence against women.

Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter said the successful grant recipients would each receive up to $150,000 to develop solutions to local issues.

“The prevalence of domestic violence across Australia is unacceptable,” Mr Porter said.

“One in six Australian women has experienced violence from a current or former partner.

“These grants recognise that we must all work together – governments, organisations and communities – to support women and their children experiencing violence, and to prevent it from happening in the first place.”

Some of the projects include:

  • The establishment of eight crisis accommodation shelters across North Sydney, Shoalhaven, Kempsey, Lismore and Newcastle for women who are homeless or escaping violence;
  • The introduction of a community leader education programme in Alice Springs to stop violence before it occurs and promote a safer and healthier community; and
  • The development of a youth network in Adelaide to better detect and act upon incidences of domestic violence.

The projects will be supported by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety who will also develop case studies of their effectiveness.

“These projects will give us a better understanding of what approaches work and why –invaluable knowledge that will be shared between the grant recipients and made available to other communities,” Mr Porter said.

Funding for the Building Safe Communities for Women grant is a Commonwealth Government initiative under the National Plan to reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

For more information go to plan4womenssafety.dss.gov.au


Applicant

Project Title

Location

Grant

Australian Capital Territory

Carers ACT

We all care project

Canberra

$150,000.00

New South Wales

Glen Innes Family Support Services

Safe in our town project

Glen Innes

$140,300.00

Arab Council

Live safe feel safe project

Bankstown

$150,000.00

Benevolent Society

Women’s domestic violence prevention Macarthur project

Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly

$150,000.00

Bourke Aboriginal Health

Challenge to Bourke to reduce family violence project

Bourke

$150,000.00

Women’s Community Shelter

Women's community shelters project

Nth Sydney, Shoalhaven, Kempsey, Lismore and Newcastle

$150,000.00

Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (NSW)

Mentors in violence prevention project

Wyong

$142,000.00

Northern Territory

Tangentyere Council

Family safety project

Alice Springs

$150,000.00

Save the Children

Act local project
(part of a cross border initiative)

Palmerston

$150,000.00

Tennant Creek Women’s Refuge

No more violence project

Barkly Region

$150,000.00

World Vision

Channels of hope project

Lajamanu

$150,000.00

Queensland

ACCESS Community Services

Living together, living safely project

Logan and Ipswich

$149,646.00

Cairns Regional DV Service

Working from a collective impact project

Cairns

$134,877.00

Save the Children

Act local project

Doomadgee, Normanton and North Burnett

$150,000.00

South Australia

Sammy D

Ending the cycle project

Bedford Park

$149,621.00

City of Salisbury

No more excuses project

Salisbury

$111,160.00

Aboriginal Health Council

Aboriginal Health Council's project

South Australia

$150,000.00

Tasmania

Migrant Resource Centre

Creating safe culturally diverse project

Hobart and Glenorchy

$150,000.00

Colony 47 Inc

What will it take – our community talks, listens, acts project

Launceston and North East Tasmania

$146,594.00

Victoria

InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence

United in diversity: facilitating safer pathways project

Dandenong

$149,525.00

Carers Victoria

Working Together with Men (WTWM) project

West Melbourne

$150,000.00

Southern Family Life Service Association

Cardinia collective impact project

Melbourne South East

$150,000.00

Women’s Health Loddon Mallee

Stand strong – safe communities for women project

Loddon Mallee

$148,400.00

Primary Care Connect

Conversations for change project

Shepparton

$150,000.00

Save the Children

Act local project
(part of a cross border initiative)

Bairnsdale

$150,000.00

Western Australia

Women’s Health Care

Women's Health Care project

Western Australia

$150,000.00

Association for Services Torture and Trauma Survivors

Families united together project

Perth

$150,000.00

Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women’s Resource Centre

Women building belonging project

Fitzroy Valley

$150,000.00

Peel Community Development Centre

Peels says no to violence project

Mandurah

$147,000.00

Save the Children

Act local project
(part of a cross border initiative)

Kununurra

$150,000.00