A total of $4 million is available under the Building Safe Communities for Women and their Children initiative to fund one-off projects to address domestic violence.
Page MP Kevin Hogan said the funding would help organisations in the northern rivers and Clarence Valley area to come together to respond to and support women and their children who are experiencing violence.
‘Everyone, whether as individuals, through organisations or the community as a whole, has a responsibility to recognise violence against women and its impact, and be prepared to act,’ Mr Hogan said.
‘Organisations such as community groups, sporting bodies, youth organisations, schools and faith groups can all play an important role in improving safety for women and their children.
‘One off funding of up to $150,000 over two financial years is available from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2017.’
Mr Hogan said grants could be used to develop a range of practical solutions for dealing with issues of domestic violence in their community.
‘Projects could focus on local engagement to raise awareness about the impacts of violence against women, working with young people about violence within relationships, or building partnerships to better respond to the needs of women experiencing violence,’’ he said
‘Importantly, successful organisations will publish and share information about their experiences and outcomes of their project. This will create a valuable resource for communities right across Australia,’
Applications close on 27 August 2015. Further information is available at www.dss.gov.au/grants