$1 Million Boost To End Family Violence In Aboriginal Victoria

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

Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins today 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, trial, and evaluate new approaches to primary prevention.

The fund will build knowledge and evidence around what works to prevent family violence in Aboriginal communities.

Consistent with Aboriginal self-determination and in line with the Korin Korin Balit-Djakthese grants will be developed and driven by Aboriginal organisations and businesses.

The fund will support projects up to $100, 000. Applications to the competitive grant round are now open and will close on 24 April.

This is a key activity under the First Action Plan of Free from violence: Victoria’s strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women.

To apply to the Fund, visit tenders.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence and the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Natalie Hutchins

“Preventing family violence in the Aboriginal community needs to be community-led and this fund goes to the heart of self-determination.”

“Our prevention of family violence campaign has already reached 1 in 4 Victorians and this new fund will extend this campaign to more workplaces, sporting clubs and throughout the Aboriginal community.”