FOCUS ON FAMILY VIOLENCE
The Family Violence Whānau Ora Fund aims to fos-ter family wellbeing for Māori and Pacific commun-ities. It purchases social services from providers that focus on families as a whole, supporting those that are experiencing, or have experienced family violence, helping them to resolve their issues as a family over time, rather than on an individual ba-sis.
Funding agreements will initially be for 12-months with option for renewal de-pending on programme priorities and provider performance.
APPLICANTS AT A GLANCE
Two million dollars was awarded from the Family Violence Whānau Ora Fund in 2010.
- 88 applications were received valued at $8,128,114.
- The total amount of funding available was $2,000,000.
- 27 applicants (31%) were successful in receiving funding.
- The total amount granted was $1,999,797.
- The average grant amount is $74,066.
15 of the successful applicants will have 3-year contracts, while the remaining 12 will receive a 1-year contract with the possibility of extension.
5 Women’s Refuges will receive a total of $415,000, from the Family Violence Whānau Ora Fund, to deliver services under government contracts.
The five Refuges are:
- Whare Timatanga Hou Ora Kaitaia Women’s Refuge
- Te Puna o te Aroha Māori Women’s Refuge (Whangarei)
- Pacific Island Women’s Refuge (Auckland)
- Te Whakaruruhau Māori Women’s Refuge (Hamilton)
- Te Whare Pounamu Dunedin
Denise Reynolds, Kaiwhakahaere for the National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges says Women’s Refuge has an existing strategy, Mauri Tau, which has been implemented successfully throughout Aotearoa for the past three years.
Ms Reynolds says, “The 5 Refuges selected by the Family Violence Whānau Ora Fund are already committed to this holistic approach, which builds on the strengths within families and whānau.”
She says, “The journey of moving from crisis towards a violence-free life takes courage and the support of whole communities. The most successful long-term outcomes are achieved by those whānau and families who are able to take personal or collective responsibility for change. While we cannot make this journey for them, we can walk alongside and help to keep them safe along the way.”
A more comprehensive list of applicants who received funding is provided more in detail below:
|Organisation||Provider Focus||Funding Granted|
|Bream Bay Community Support Trust||Mainstream||$70,000|
|Ngati Hau Health and Social Services||Māori||$70,000|
|Te Puna O Te Aroha Māori Women’s Refuge||Māori||$80,000|
|Whare Timatatanga Hou Ora Kaitaia Women’s Refuge||Māori||$80,000|
|North Shore/West Auckland/Rodney|
|Man Alive Charitable Trust||Mainstream||$32,500|
|Pacific Island Safety and Prevention Project||Pacific||$204,000|
|Te Whānau O Waipareira Trust||Māori||$10,000|
|Western Refuge Society – Viviana Outreach||Mainstream||$75,000|
|South Auckland/Auckland Central|
|Lalotoa I Aotearoa (L.I.A.) Trust||Pacific||$70,000|
|Pacific Island Women’s Refuge||Pacific||$80,000|
|Te Whānau Tahi||Māori||$70,000|
|Te Whakaruruhau Māori Women’s Refuge||Māori||$100,000|
|Te Whariki Manawahine O Hauraki – Hauraki Women’s Refuge||Māori||$80,000|
|Family Focus Rotorua||Mainstream||$60,000|
|Te Hunga Manaaki O Te Puke||Māori||$60,000|
|Te Wheke Atawhai||Māori||$67,797|
|Kawerau Youth Care Centre Trust||Māori||$70,000|
|Tu Tama Wahine O Taranaki||Māori||$80,000|
|Hawke’s Bay/East Coast|
|DOVE Hawke’s Bay||Mainstream||$70,000|
|Te Whare Tu Wahine||Māori||$80,000|
|Te Roopu Whakaruruhau O Nga Wahine Māori||Māori||$80,000|
|Kokiri Marae Keriana Olsen Trust||Māori||$80,000|
|Te Whānau O Te Maungarongo||Māori||$70,500|
|Te Puna Oranga||Māori||$60,000|
|Te Runaka O Awarua||Māori||$60,000|
|Te Whare Pounamu Dunedin||Māori||$75,000|
|Total funding granted||$1,999,797|