LOCAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GRANTS ANNOUCED FOR LISMORE & KYOGLE
Member for Lismore, Thomas George today announced the names of successful local applicants for the 2015 Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants.
The annual Grants assist local non-government organisations and government service providers to fund activities such as community-based awareness-raising campaigns, promotional material, education resources, and events associated with the ’16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence Against Women’, White Ribbon Day and Reclaim the Night.
Mr George said he was pleased that local organisations such would receive $1000 to local projects.
“These grants will help our local organisations raise awareness about the devastating impact of domestic and family violence, as well as delivering local prevention initiatives to stop violence from occurring in the first place,” Mr George said.
The 2015 local grant recipients include:
- Kyogle District Domestic Violence Committee - a theatre group has been engaged to present a short play;
- Lismore Domestic Violence Liaison Committee – to have a DV awareness information/education/promotion stall (23-27 November) in conjunction with a Dirty laundry Day Project installation.
“These organisations raise awareness about domestic violence, reinforce messages about positive behaviours, and increase awareness of services and assistance available in local communities.”
The Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants are part of the NSW Government’s continued support for the prevention of domestic and family violence at a local level by providing annual funding of $80,000 to local organisations across NSW.
For the full list of grant recipients and information on the grants visit the Women NSW website at www.women.nsw.gov.au.