Recognising Homelessness Week 20237 August 2023
Homelessness Week raises awareness of homelessness in Australia and the importance of long-term housing solutions.
Family and domestic violence (FDV) is one of the leading causes of homelessness for women and children. We are increasing the number of new and appropriate emergency accommodation options for women and children leaving FDV, ensuring those who need it have access to safe, secure and appropriate accommodation.
As part of the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032, the Australian Government has committed $100 million over 5 years from 2022 to 2027 to continue the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation program. Grants for the Safe Places Inclusion Round will soon be available to help support organisations in opening emergency accommodation for those experiencing FDV.
The Safe Places Inclusion Round will deliver up to 720 new safe places across Australia, with a focus on increasing accessibility for First Nations women and children, women and children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and women and children with disability.
Grant opportunities will be opening soon on GrantConnect (www.grants.gov.au). We encourage organisations to consider applying.
By working together, we will create a safer Australia for women and children.
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You can learn more about the National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children at: www.dss.gov.au/ending-violence