Projects to reduce violence against women

Grant. Community organisations can apply for federal government grants to help deliver projects that will reduce violence against women and their children.

A total of $4 million is available nationwide under the Building Safe Communities for Women and their Children initiative to fund one-off projects to address domestic violence.

Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley said the funding will help organisations on the north west, west coast and King Island 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,” he 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 October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2017.

Applications close at 2pm on Thursday August 28. For more information visit www.dss.gov.au/grants.

CONTACT

Victims of domestic and family violence and/or sexual assault, as well as their family and friends can contact 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) or visit www.1800respect.org.au.

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