FUNDING FOR GRASSROOTS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACTIVITIES
Minister for Women Pru Goward and Nationals Member for Lismore, Thomas George MP today announced the NSW Government has awarded two grants in the Lismore electorate to help raise awareness about the impact of domestic violence.
“In this electorate, $1000 grants have been awarded to the Kyogle and District Domestic Violence Committee and Lismore Domestic Violence Liaison Committee to undertake community awareness activities,” Mr George said.
The small grants program supports committees to undertake local domestic and family violence awareness-raising activities including supporting the:
- 16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence Against Women
- White Ribbon Day
- Reclaim the Night
“The small grants are part of the NSW Government’s domestic violence reforms to increase the focus on prevention and early intervention,” Ms Goward said.
“Each successful local Domestic and Family Violence Committee has received up to $1,000 funding for grassroots activities designed to raise awareness about the impacts of domestic violence.”
The Local Domestic and Family Violence Committees are comprised of representatives from both government and non-government service providers.
To find out more about the Domestic Violence Small Grants Program, go to www.women.nsw.gov.au.