Skip navigation

First Men's Places Grants awarded in the NT

The first-ever Men's Places Grants have been allocated to assist ten programs and activities that will enhance the lives of Northern Territory men. 

Under the NT Gender Equality Action Plan 2022-25, $95,000 was provided with the next round of Men's Places Grants to commence on International Men's Day, taking place on Saturday, November 19, 2023.

The 2023 Men's Places program encompasses a diverse range of initiatives aimed at men, including men's groups, camps, healing and parenting programs, skills training, and fitness activities.
The selected programs and activities are as follows:

  1. Kings Narrative will implement the Kings Narrative Barber Training Pilot Program in Alice Springs.
  2. Jason Lord will support Big Boys Boxing for Better Health in Alice Springs.
  3. Desert Knowledge Australia will establish a permanent Men's Camp at the Desert Knowledge Precinct in Mparntwe/Alice Springs, enabling Elders to exchange knowledge and provide cultural leadership.
  4. Children's Ground will aid the My Father, My Child program, targeting young fathers, grandfathers, and First Nations men in Central Australia.
  5. David Spry will deliver the Stronger Voices Program in Belyuen, Darwin, Katherine, Litchfield, West Daly, Victoria Daly, and Wagait regions.
  6. Relationships Australia NT will oversee the Men's Healing Program, assisting individuals in recovering from trauma within the Darwin area.
  7. J.R Bonson and I. Shreiner will provide support for the community-led project, Mamulbak Men's Group, in the Daly River region.
  8. Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation will develop the community-led Mungguy Man's Group Camp on Country in the Katherine region.
  9. West Arnhem Regional Council will implement the Red Dust Healing project, a peer support and mentoring program, in Minjilang (Croker Island) and Warruwi (South Goulburn Island).
  10. Wagait Shire Council will organise the Wagait Men's Program.

Minister for Equality and Inclusion Lauren Moss stated, "These grants acknowledge the contributions men make to their communities and families, emphasising the role of Men's Places in enhancing men's health, emotional well-being, and community connections. The Territory Labor Government remains dedicated to achieving gender equity and equality, with a particular focus on improving the lives of Territory men."


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.


Stay in touch with AMHF by signing up to our Men’s Health newsletters.