The Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation based in Alice Springs will receive up to $150,000 over two years under the latest Building Safe Communities for Women grants round.
Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, and Minister for Women, Michaelia Cash, announced the Building Safe Communities for Women grants today.
The grants round will see local communities across Australia share an extra $1.7 million in funding from the Coalition Government to develop community projects to build connections and help reduce violence against women and their children.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said the funding would enable the Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation to work with senior female leaders in remote communities of Central Australia to develop key messages and stories in English and in Aboriginal languages.
“Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi will also create paintings and images to talk about violence against women and children and give information about the services available to those who are experiencing or at risk of domestic violence,” Senator Scullion said.
Late last year the Coalition Government provided grants to 28 projects across the country, including crisis accommodation, education programmes and prevention initiatives. This funding will support an additional 12 projects, which have been selected from existing shortlisted applications.
The projects will be supported by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety, which will assist in documenting and disseminating findings about what works and where, improving the evidence base over time.
The Building Safe Communities for Women grants uphold the National Child Protection Week theme of ‘Stronger Communities, Safer Children’.