A grant opportunity for the Safe Places Inclusion Round is now open on GrantConnect.
Previously the Safe Places Grant Program has provided funding towards three of the state’s women’s shelters which are currently funded by Homes Tasmania. The Tasmanian Government has also contributed $5 369 533 capital funding to the projects.
The Launceston Women’s Shelter received a grant of $1.9m (with a co-contribution of $4.0m from the Tasmanian Government) for expansion works.
Jireh House received $404,219 000 (with a co-contribution of $469,533 from the Tasmanian Government) for the purchase of land with an existing house and construct another three-bedroom house on the same property.
McCombe House received funding of $1.65m (with a co-contribution of $900 000 from the Tasmanian Government) which will be used to extend their current service to women escaping family violence by building six two and three-bedroom units.
The total funding provided to these projects through the grant program was $3 954 219 from the Australian Government and $5 369 533 from Homes Tasmania.
Family and domestic violence is one of the leading causes of homelessness for women and children.
As part of the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032, the Australian Government committed $100 million over 5 years (2022-23 to 2026-27) to continue the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Program through the Safe Places Inclusion Round (the Inclusion Round). The Inclusion Round will increase the number of new and appropriate emergency accommodation places for women and children experiencing family and domestic violence.
The Inclusion Round will focus on improving access to appropriate emergency accommodation for:
- First Nations women and children
- Women and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and
- Women and children with disability.
Grants will enable the building, purchase or renovation of new emergency accommodation for women and children leaving family and domestic violence.
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