These grants have been made possible thanks to a generous partnership between Run Against Violence and NAPCAN (National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect).
Love Bites is an interactive, whole-community respectful relationships education program for young people. NAPCAN trains community members as Love Bites Facilitators who are then able to deliver the program in school and out-of-school settings in their local areas. Read MORE about Love Bites and Love Bites Junior.
In some areas the cost of training facilitators is a barrier to building up or sustaining the Love Bites program.
These grants will help to ensure that facilitators can be trained in areas of need and that Love Bites can be delivered to as many young people as possible. This may include sustaining or expanding Love Bites where it is already established, or bringing Love Bites to new communities.
We have aimed to make the application process as simple as possible and to keep the grants flexible so that they can support areas of greatest need.
Applicants are able to apply for funding for a range of activities to support the delivery of Love Bites:
Grants will be assessed on the ability to help individuals or communities struggling with funding, or where we believe grants will contribute the most benefit.
It will be up to the discretion of the selection committee to determine how to best allocate the funding in order to maximise the benefits to communities (i.e. larger grants will need to show a greater reach than smaller grants and contribute a portion of the funding).
Transparency is a key value of the RAV Grants program. While NAPCAN will make recommendations to RAV, the ultimate decision on funding allocation will reside with the RAV Committee Members. Having distance from the final decision will benefit NAPCAN’s relationship with our community partners.
To acquit the Grant, all Grantees will be required to respond to a short survey on the benefits of the grant within a 12-month period.
If you have any questions, please contact: Madelene.McGrath@napcan.org.au