Safe, Respected and Free from Violence Prevention Grants

The Safe, Respected and Free from Violence Prevention Grants are provided to support localised projects, activities and actions, including pilot programs, that seek to challenge and change social and cultural attitudes, values and structures that underpin domestic, family and sexual violence.

Grants of up to $150 000 are available to contribute towards the development and implementation of good practice evidence-based domestic and family violence primary prevention and early intervention (secondary prevention) projects and activities in the Northern Territory.

The total grant funding for the Safe, Respected and Free from Violence Prevention Grants will be up to $1 Million each year.

Funded projects will contribute to the development of a community of domestic, family and sexual violence prevention practice for the Northern Territory.

Grants will be considered for programs, initiatives and projects that meet the following criteria:

  • Projects/activities/programs must demonstrate that they are primary or secondary prevention activities and employ good practice approaches to prevention (please see explanatory notes below);
  • the project/activity/program may take a community development approach, involve active community partnerships and/or be community led and tailored to the unique context of the Northern Territory.
  • women and children’s safety and wellbeing informs the project/activity/program;
  • projects/activities/programs must have identifiable outcomes and project objectives and outline how outcomes and objectives will be measured; and
  • grant recipients will be invited to participate in the development of a community of violence prevention practice and the development of a prevention model for the Northern Territory.

Proposed projects/activities/programs must also address at least two of the following criteria:

  • Educates the community about domestic, family and sexual violence and develops the capacity of the community to respond to these types of violence;
  • strengthens, promotes and enables positive, equal and respectful family and domestic relationships;
  • addresses and challenges the drivers of violence against women (please see explanatory notes below);
  • fosters positive personal identities and challenges rigid gender roles, gender inequality, sexism and discrimination;
  • supports positive parenting skills and support to parents and/or upcoming parents;
  • encourages protective behaviours and supports children and young people to exercise consent and engage in healthy and respectful relationships; or
  • partners with community, business, sporting and religious leaders to actively reject domestic, family and sexual violence.

Targeted Prevention

Applications which seek to prevent violence for high risk groups are also encouraged. High risk groups, as specified in the Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Reduction Framework 2018‑2028 Safe, Respected and Free from Violence, include but are not limited to:

  • Children and Young People;
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities;
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse communities;
  • Disabled people;
  • People experiencing mental health issues;
  • Elderly people; and
  • People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and/or asexual (LGBTQIA+).


Applications for programs to be delivered in regional and remote areas are strongly encouraged.

Applications open 1 November and close in January each year.

Grant applications can be made through the GrantsNT website.

If you haven't created a profile on GrantsNT, you will need to set one up before applying for any grant.

For help filling in your form or for more information, contact the Office of Gender Equality and Violence Reduction by calling 08 8999 8322 or emailing

Last updated: 13 April 2021

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