The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced the applications for the Indigenous Violence Prevention Grants Program to prevent violence against Indigenous women, children, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, and to engage Indigenous men and boys in the prevention of violence.
In order to achieve the long-term systemic change required to prevent violence in Indigenous communities, it is essential that the Provincial Government work collaboratively with Indigenous women’s groups and organizations to achieve their collective goal – a society where Indigenous women, children, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals live free form the threat of violence and abuse.
Based on knowledge shared from Indigenous women’s groups and organizations, the Provincial Government acknowledges that there are many culturally appropriate approaches to preventing violence in Indigenous communities including, but not limited to, the following:
- Increasing awareness, education, and training;
- Investing in leadership development;
- Building community capacity; and
- Enhancing opportunities for healing.
Applicants can request up to $30,000 per project. Successful applicants will be required to enter into a funding/grant contract with His Majesty in Right of Newfoundland and Labrador, as represented by the Minister Responsible for Women and Gender Equality
Proposals that include one or more of the following activities will be considered for 2022-23 funding:
- Implementing violence prevention programs aimed at women, children and youth, gender-diverse individuals, older persons, persons with disabilities, persons of differing race or ethnicity, and persons of differing economic status;
- Developing public awareness and education materials or activities such as posters, pamphlets or advertisements to increase public awareness and positively change attitudes concerning violence;
- Developing anti-violence training materials;
- Providing violence prevention training for community members and service providers;
- Developing community, leadership, and/or educational capacities with the objective of reducing violence;
- Developing mentoring programs with the objective of reducing violence;
- Engaging Indigenous men and boys in the prevention of violence;
- Improving the cultural strength of Indigenous communities and/or supporting the transmission of cultural knowledge and language with the objective of reducing violence;
- Providing healing programs in relation to the effects of violence;
- Improving programs and delivery of services at shelters for Indigenous women; and/or
- Developing and delivering cultural and other wellness program, activities, and training that support violence prevention.
Upon completion of the project, a final project report must be submitted that includes:
- A description of the project;
- A summary of project work and activities;
- A summary of recommendations or lessons learned;
- A detailed budget breakdown of how funds were spent; and
- Copies of any materials developed through the project.
For more information, visit https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2022/wge/1020n05/