NT announces $100k funding for men's programs
The Northern Territory Government has announced $100,000 funding to support programs that improve the health and emotional wellbeing of Territorian men.
The funding is to be delivered under a Men's Places Policy and Program which supports the NT Gender Equality strategy.
Men’s Places are defined by the NT Government as places where men gather to connect, share and learn from each other. These include initiatives like men’s healing programs, which predominantly deal with the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island men, as well as men’s sheds, men’s groups and similar activities.
The Men’s Places Policy and Program was developed through consultations with a range of community-based men’s and aims to provide guidance and support for these activities and programs with the ultimate goal of improving life outcomes for Northern Territory men.
Alexander Storey, Dilli Binadi and Anthony Ah Mat (Men’s Places Engagement Officer) from Territory Families, Housing and Communities at the International Men’s Day Forum held in Darwin on 18 November 2022 where Minister for Equality and Inclusion, Hon Lauren Moss MLA, launched the Men’s Places Policy and Program.
To support the program, the NT Government is providing $100,000 for Men’s Places Grants of up to $10,000 per applicant to assist a range of activities such as information sessions, skills development, health and wellbeing programs, education and peer-to-peer support programs, parenting programs, and equipment.
The Men’s Places Grants are available through Grants NT and the deadline for applications is 31 March 2023. To find out more, visit the NT Government website.
*Photo credit: Darwin Indigenous Men's Service