Child Aware Approaches - Successful organisations have been announced

  • How much?

Funding of $5.7 announced under the Child Aware Approaches initiative  

  • Apply when?

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  • Who to contact?

Ph: Email childawareapproaches@dss.gov.au
Short Description: Child Aware Approaches initiative.  

 

What is Child Aware Approaches?

 

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, recently 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.

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.

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 organisations, 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.

The following organisations have been successful in receiving funding under Child Aware Approaches. 


State

Organisation Name

Funding

ACT

Marymead Child and Family Centre

$197,418

NSW

National Childrens and Youth Law Centre

$115,360

NSW

CentaCare Wilcannia-Forbes

$169,100

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

YWCA NSW

$74,000

NSW

Gunnedah Family Support Inc

$8,095

NT

Menzies School of Health Research

$148,300

NT

Relationships Australia Northern Territory

$148,838

Qld

Bravehearts Inc.

$198,367

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

State

Organisation Name

Funding

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

EACH

$199,964

Vic

Hanover Welfare Services

$139,670

Vic

Women's Health Goulburn North East

$186,250

Vic

Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF)

$198,800

Vic

Berry Street

$73,190

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

Yooralla

$104,661

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

Child Australia

$80,000

WA

Patricia Giles Centre

$32,338

WA

Anglicare WA

$195,000

WA

Extra Edge Community Services Inc

$128,100

WA

Ruah Community Services

$121,711

WA

The Halo Leadership Development Agency Inc.

$78,694

Total

 

$5,737,276

 

More information

Enquiries can be directed to childawareapproaches@dss.gov.au.

Content Updated: 27 September 2013