Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Funding to help Stafford take a stand against domestic and family violence

1 November 2016 –

One-off grants are available for local community groups to hold events that take a stand against domestic and family violence and support victims as part of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month – May 2017.

Individual grants of up to $5,000 are available and applications close on Friday 25 November 2016.

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month aims to raise community awareness of domestic and family violence and send a strong message that this violence will not be tolerated in Queensland. It is about creating a community that supports respectful relationships, practices positive attitudes and behaviours, and promotes a culture of non-violence. It’s also about empowering and informing Queenslanders to take action if they suspect a family member, friend, neighbour, or colleague is experiencing violence or abuse at home.

The main reason I entered politics is to help put an end to violence in our community – next May I’d love to see lots of local events as part of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month because I believe we need to stand and work together as a community to put and end to this violence.

Increasing funding for Domestic and Family Violence Month was a recommendation of the ‘Not Now Not Ever’ report into domestic and family violence. The Palaszczuk Government is working hard to complete all 121 of the Government led recommendations of this report and end domestic violence.

Domestic violence is not just physical abuse – it also includes controlling behaviours such as isolating a partner from family and friends, stalking, threats, and verbal abuse. We know that non-physical abuse can escalate to physical abuse so it’s important to recognise the signs of this type of abuse too.

For more information about Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month go to https://www.qld.gov.au/community/your-home-community/domestic-family-violence-prevention/

2017 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month Community Grants

Applications are invited for one-off funding of up to $5,000 (GST exclusive) to hold awareness raising events, projects or activities during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May 2017.

Applications are invited for events, project and activities that aim to:

  • raise awareness about the occurrence and impacts of domestic and family violence in the Queensland community and provide information about help available
  • engage and educate Queenslanders to create a community that supports respectful relationships, practices positive attitudes and behaviours and promotes a culture of non-violence
  • challenge Queenslanders to consider their attitudes towards domestic and family violence and recognise that a whole of community response is needed.

Applications close Friday 25 November 2016.

To apply follow this link  https://www.communities.qld.gov.au/gateway/funding-and-grants/funding-available

For more information about the grants telephone the Violence Prevention Commissioning Team on 3224 4477 or via email at violence_prevention_team@communities.qld.gov.au.