Indigenous Violence Prevention Grants Program

This program is intended to support Newfoundland and Labrador Indigenous governments and organizations in their efforts to prevent violence against Indigenous women and children and to engage Indigenous men and boys in the prevention of violence.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador recognizes that there are many approaches to ending violence including: increasing awareness, education, training, investing in leadership development, capacity building, or projects which can offer healing or enhance a community, or an individuals’ ability to address violence in a culturally appropriate manner. Consideration will also be given joint partnership proposals submitted by two or more Indigenous governments, organizations or communities.

Proposals that include one or more of the following activities will be given consideration for funding:

  • Preparing and implementing a violence prevention plan of action;
  • Implementing violence prevention programs aimed at women, children and youth, older persons, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, persons of differing race or ethnicity, and persons of differing economic status;
  • Engaging Indigenous men and boys in the prevention of violence;
  • Developing public awareness and education materials or activities such as posters, pamphlets or advertisements to increase public awareness and positively change attitudes concerning violence;
  • Providing healing programs in relation to the effects of violence;
  • Improving programs and delivery of services at shelters for Indigenous women;
  • Developing anti-violence training and materials;
  • Providing violence prevention training for community members and service providers;
  • Developing community capacity and leadership with the objective of reducing violence;
  • Developing women’s economic or educational capacities with the objective of reducing violence;
  • Improving the cultural strength of Indigenous communities with the objective of reducing violence;
  • Supporting the transmission of cultural knowledge and language with the objective of reducing violence;
  • Conducting research into violence;
  • Attending policy and program consultations on anti-violence work;
  • Developing and delivering cultural and other wellness program, activities, and training that support violence prevention; and,
  • Developing mentoring programs with the objective of reducing violence.

Project funding can be used to cover any of the following expenses:

  • Salaries
  • Administration
  • Capital
  • Materials
  • Printing
  • Supplies
  • Travel Costs
  • Professional Fees

Please note that any unused project funds must be returned to the Women’s Policy Office.

For more information on the Indigenous Violence Prevention Grants Program, or to obtain an application form, please contact the Violence Prevention Initiative at (709) 729-5009 or email

For more information, contact the Office for the Status of Women.