The Integrated Family Violence Partnerships of the Bayside Peninsula and Southern Melbourne DFFH Areas submitted their response to the Department of Social Services’ Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Program – Inclusion Round

On 3 November 2022, the Australia Government announced $100 million over 5 years (2022-23 to 2026-27) to continue the Safe Places Emergency Accommodation Program (Safe Places) for women and children leaving family and domestic violence (FDV). The continuation will be a second round of funding under Safe Places and will be known as the Safe Places Inclusion Round (Inclusion Round). This is a measure under the 2022-23 Women’s Safety Package and the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-32. 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 (CALD) backgrounds; and
  • Women and children with disability.

Funding for the Inclusion Round will be delivered via an open and competitive grants process, with preference given to applications that increase accessibility by meeting the needs of women and children identified in the Inclusion Round.

Read our submission here

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