White Ribbon Australia, Community Response Fund
We believe that men's violence isn't unique to any community - but that the solutions are.
Our cities, towns and remote areas are made up of diverse groups: different cultures, ages, genders, faiths, languages, experiences and interests. And this diversity means that different communities have different issues, risks and opportunities.
White Ribbon Australia is working with Community Action Groups and other partners to develop unique Community Response Plans, designed and led by community members, to prevent men’s violence against women in whatever way will be most effective for their particular culture, circumstance and characteristics.
What works best in Armadale, WA may not be best for Armidale, NSW. And a community centered around one of our mosques might have different opportunities from those of a community centered around one of our churches, schools or sports grounds.
The solutions to a community’s problems can be found within that community. That’s why White Ribbon Australia has established the Community Response Fund Grant Program. For this grant program, ‘community’ can be interpreted geographically (e.g. a suburb or a town) or as a community of interest (such as faith, culture, language, sport, club, occupation or other shared-experience communities.)
Raised so far
We’ve set a goal of $75,000 in the Fund by the end of August. That’s enough to provide grants to about 13 communities across Australia with a targeted plan to end men’s violence against women.
The more we can grow the fund, the more grants it can provide to communities ending men’s violence against women, with programs that work for them.
We have one month to reach our goal, and we can’t do it without you. Register your Community Response Fundraiser now!
What we will fund?
We will provide funding for projects that will prevent violence and abuse against women. The application process is competitive as funding is limited – so we will invest resources in the projects that seem (in our opinion) likely to achieve the most valuable outcomes for the community.
Projects must be designed and implemented in collaboration with key community stakeholders, victim-survivors and women. As community engagement is both a process and an outcome, we want the conversations with our community members to drive the actions. We encourage you to look at our evaluation guidelines document for how we will determine viable projects. We’ll consider funding any costs that are clearly linked to delivering the project’s outcomes (including small capital items).
We will fund projects for up to 24 months.