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The Safe, Respected and Free from Violence Prevention Grants program

Responsible government

  • Northern Territory

Fourth Action Plan actions

  • Primary prevention is key
    • 3 Implement targeted primary prevention activities designed by, and tailored for, the specific communities they are intended to support.
    • 5 Promote healthy and safe relationships and build gender equitable values through initiatives for children and young people.
  • Respect, listen and respond to the diverse lived experience and knowledge of women and their children affected by violence
    • 10 Implement community-led and tailored initiatives to address the unique experiences and needs of communities affected by multiple forms of discrimination or inequality.

What are we doing?

The Northern Territory Government has committed $6.49 million from 2019-20 ongoing for initiatives under Action Plan 1: Changing Attitudes, Intervening Earlier and Responding Better (2018- 2021) of the Northern Territory’s Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Reduction Framework 2018- 2028 Safe, respected and free from violence. This investment includes the $1.2 million per annum Safe, Respected and Free from Violence Prevention Grants program which supports local prevention and early intervention projects that aim to break the intergenerational cycle of domestic and family violence.

What have we achieved so far?

The Safe, Respected and Free from Violence Prevention Grants program (prevention grants program) commenced in 2018 with a funding pool of $300,000. In 2020-2021, the total grant funding pool was increased to $1 million.

In total since 2018, 36 violence prevention projects have been supported by the grant program. Information about all funded grants is available on the Northern Territory Government website.

Grant recipients included community-developed and community-led projects, social media campaigns, workshops, focus groups, pilot programs, and informational resources targeted at community members and young people across the Territory.

What is next?

  • The prevention grant program is an ongoing initiative.
  • An increasing number of applications are being received for the grants program, demonstrating a high demand for prevention funding and interest in preventing domestic, family and sexual violence.
  • Successful applications for the 2021 prevention grant round will be announced by 1 July 2021.
  • A review of the grant guidelines being undertaken to respond to identified calls for a stronger focus on primary prevention, consideration of longer term grant funding, and incorporation of evaluation components.
  • The Northern Territory Violence Prevention Community of Practice will enable grant recipients to share learnings and understanding of what works in violence prevention and inform the development of supporting resources.

What difference will we make?

  • Domestic, family and sexual violence is prevented and not tolerated.
  • Partner with community, business, sporting and religious leaders to grow the number of organisations that actively reject domestic, family and sexual violence and challenge gender inequality.
  • Develop tailored responses for communities at risk of experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence.

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