The Foundation is pleased to announce that three new general grants have been awarded in August 2018. Our Grants Program aims to improve access to justice by supporting selected projects to improve access and decrease barriers to justice, or through research, to identify need or ways to improve access to justice.
Domestic and Family Violence Podcast Series
The Domestic and Family Violence Podcast Series project will be run by the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services NSW. Eight podcasts will be produced, using an engaging, narrative approach to increasing community knowledge about domestic and family violence. The podcasts will focus on seeking a protection order and how to access support from services. They will also provide information for family and friends on the support available for women experiencing violence. Intersectional experiences of marginalised women such as Aboriginal women, CALD women, rural women, LGBTIQ people and women with a disability will also be explored. Amount approved: Up to $49,767
Hunter Youth Law Service
The Hunter Youth Law Service project will be run by the Hunter Community Legal Centre. This project will trial and evaluate the provision of a youth lawyer from Hunter CLC at Hunter Valley Children's Court on criminal list days, to provide civil and family law advice and assistance to young people waiting for their criminal matters to be called. Amount approved: Up to $49,300
Parents Helping Parents: Parent Peer Support Project
The Parents Helping Parents: Parent Peer Support Project will be run by Newcastle Law School. This project will provide education, support and advocacy to parents, delivered by trained and supervised peers, who are parents who have successfully navigated the child welfare system and can use this experience to help others. The project comprises a workshop on the care and protection system, information and learning resources, and peer court support. Amount approved: Up to $49,990
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