"Through the latest round of the Schools as Communities Strategic Project funding, $46,000 has been awarded to projects that will see families, schools, communities and businesses work together to support children, young people and their families," Ms Burch said.
This year's programs include: White Ribbon's Breaking the Silence in Schools, that will embed violence prevention activities within school's curriculum; and Bonython Primary Schools Kulture Konnections, that will acknowledge the over 50 identified cultural backgrounds in the school community.
"A strong range of applications were submitted by schools, which shows that schools play a much larger role in our community than just education.
"A good way to build communities is to offer support to projects suggested by the community and the ten successful applicants have developed innovative and evidence-based projects that will deliver direct and positive impacts on our community.
"I am especially pleased to see a range of projects that emphasise the importance of prevention and early intervention and that will help identify potential issues in children and young people before they become a problem, or tackle problem areas in the early years of a child's life."
For more information on the grants visit http://www.dhcs.act.gov.au/home/grants
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