Funding Boost for Aboriginal Family Violence Services
The Victorian Government has announced it will provide a further $4 million in funding from the Dhelk Dja Family Violence Fund to deliver Aboriginal-led family violence prevention and response initiatives under the Dhelk Dja: Safe Our Way Agreement.
The Dhelk Dja Agreement ensures Aboriginal services and government work together and are accountable for ensuring Aboriginal people, families and communities are stronger, safer, thriving and free from family violence.
All eligible Aboriginal organisations and community groups are invited to apply for funding through the 2021-22 Dhelk Dja Family Violence Fund to develop and deliver a range of Aboriginal-led family violence responses and initiatives.
The Dhelk Dja Koori Caucus has identified and endorsed three priority funding streams for this funding round – Aboriginal frontline family violence services, working with male victims of family violence and preventing the cycle of violence – strengthening Aboriginal families.
Applications for funding are open to eligible Aboriginal organisations and community groups until 3 March 2022. To apply or find out more visit tenders.vic.gov.au/tender.
(Source: Premiers Media Centre, 16.2.22)