New grants to build support services for vulnerable families
The Australian Government is providing 43 organisations with $5.7 million in new funding for projects to help protect and safeguard children.
The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, and the Minister for Community Services, Julie Collins, today announced the recipients of the Child Aware Approaches grants.
Organisations working in the community across Australia are receiving a one-off grant of up to $200,000 to better manage the impact of child abuse and neglect and deliver more targeted services for children.
The $5.7 million investment is part of the Australian Government’s commitment to the Second Action Plan under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020 and aimed at reducing risk factors of child abuse and neglect.
The Child Aware Approaches funding will also improve community understanding of child abuse and neglect, with new resources and research to identify what works, why it works and to help other services to make use of this knowledge.
With projects supported in each state and territory Child Aware Approaches supports a broad spectrum of organisations. Groups receiving these grants include those providing services in the areas of, mental health, substance abuse, disability, prisons, women’s safety and family and children’s support.
The projects can run at national, state and local level and also support Indigenous community organisations, culturally and linguistically diverse community organisations, people and families with disability and those experiencing or are at risk of mental illness.
By supporting these projects, we are giving services opportunities to develop the tools and know-how to better respond to the risks and issues affecting the safety and wellbeing of children.
All children deserve a safe, healthy and happy childhood and this investment will help strengthen local partnerships between organisations, services and the community to deliver local solutions.
A list of recipients and more information on the Child Aware Approaches grants is available at www.fahcsia.gov.au.
As well as being a part of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children, these Child Aware Approaches grants build on the National Mental Health Reform and the $86 million National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.
Organisations receiving funding:
|ACT||Marymead Child and Family Centre||$197,418|
|NSW||National Childrens and Youth Law Centre||$115,360|
|NSW||Adults Surviving Child Abuse||$195,266|
|NSW||Good Beginnings Australia||$119,100|
|NSW||OnTrack Community Programs Ltd||$78,000|
|NSW||Royal Far West||$65,442|
|NSW||The Disability Trust||$21,455|
|NSW||Gunnedah Family Support Inc||$8,095|
|NT||Menzies School of Health Research||$148,300|
|NT||Relationships Australia Northern Territory||$148,838|
|Qld||Micah Projects Inc||$199,853|
|QLD||Save the Children Australia||$194,700|
|Qld||Women’s Legal Service Inc||$142,757|
|Qld||Young Parents Program Inc||$105,984|
|SA||UnitingCare Wesley Country SA||$177,000|
|SA||Australian Infant, Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Association Ltd||$197,700|
|SA||Inclusive Directions Inc||$65,640|
|SA||National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction||$87,361|
|SA||Baptist Care (SA) Inc.||$49,107|
|Tas||The Salvation Army Tasmania||$199,050|
|Tas||Sexual Assault Support Service Inc (SASS)||$192,870|
|Vic||Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC)||$155,350|
|Vic||Hanover Welfare Services||$139,670|
|Vic||Women’s Health Goulburn North East||$186,250|
|Vic||Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF)||$198,800|
|Vic||Child Wise Ltd||$191,350|
|Vic||The Bouverie Centre||$100,765|
|Vic||Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health Inc. (ACPMH)||$198,410|
|Vic||Children’s Protection Society||$87,222|
|Vic||Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights (formerly the Islamic Women’s Welfare Council of Victoria)||$115,038|
|WA||Parkerville Children and Youth Care (Inc.)||$200,000|
|WA||Patricia Giles Centre||$32,338|
|WA||Extra Edge Community Services Inc||$128,100|
|WA||Ruah Community Services||$121,711|
|WA||The Halo Leadership Development Agency Inc.||$78,694|