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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 $22 million from 2018–19 to 2020–21 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. This investment includes the Safe, Respected and Free from Violence Prevention grants program which supports localised evidence-based 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 commenced in 2018. In 2018, funding of up to $150,000 was provided to five projects, and in 2019, funding of up to $300,000 was provided to eight projects. 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.
  • Round 3 of the Safe, Respected and Free from Violence Prevention Grants program will be open in 2020.
  • Indicators for monitoring the program will include duration and occasions of service, number of clients/attendees, training and qualification of staff and feedback from pre and post participant surveys.

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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