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Grants awarded to support safe spaces for Northern Territory men

The NT Labor Government has awarded grants to 15 projects that recognise the important role of men’s places.

A total of $140,000 will be allocated under the Men’s Places Grant Program, which aims to improve the health and emotional wellbeing of men, and encourage them to form community connections and support networks.

Grants were awarded to:

Red Centre Healing - Boss of Your Feelings ($9,990);
Jupitur - Men's Tabletop Gaming and Social Group ($4071);
Alice Springs Town Council - Men's Wellbeing at Alice Spring Aquatic Centre ($10,000);
Barkly Regional Arts - De-escalation and Safety Training ($10,000);
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation - Piliyintinji-ki Men's Camp - Enhancing Aboriginal Men's Wellbeing and Cultural Connection ($10,000);
Pathfinders NT - The Rite Path: A Rites of Passage Journey for Young Men ($10,000);
Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation - Mangarrayi Men's Wellbeing Camp On-Country ($10,000);
Mamulbak - Men's Place 2 ($10,000);
Centahub - Champion Choices: Youth Leadership Development in Oenpelli ($10,000);
Shadow Black - Black Rainbow's Trans Trailblazers: Fostering Personal and Community Wellbeing ($10,000);
Jipungwayi - Deadly Dads ($9,690);
Carlo Ansaldo - Trans Men Wellbeing, Empowerment and Leadership Pilot ($9,129);
David Garnham - The Choir of Man International Men's Day Concert Series ($10,000);
UMNT - Safe Heaven Men's Den ($9,200); and
Darwin Indigenous Men's Service Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation - Men's Shed Upgrades ($7,920)

Ngaree Ah Kit, the Member for Karama in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly and the Assistant Minister for Suicide Prevention, Mental Health, Disability, Youth and Seniors, said:

"Our Government recognises the importance of creating safe spaces for men where they can feel supported, and form friendships and networks.

"Our Men's Places Policy and Program focuses on community engagement; health and wellbeing; safety; economic security; and leadership and participation.

"Supporting programs and activities through men's places is about developing healthy, inclusive communities across the Territory; and I'm sure these projects will offer valuable support to Territory men."


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