13 November, 2019 –
Each May, Queensland marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month – as a surgeon I often saw the disastrous effects of this violence.
Grants of up to $5,000 are available for community groups to hold events, projects and activities during May 2020, to raise community awareness and help prevent domestic and family violence.
Applications are invited for events, projects and activities that aim to:
- raise awareness about the occurrence and impacts of domestic and family violence across the Queensland community
- provide information about help available to people affected by domestic and family violence
- promote partnerships and collaboration across the community to prevent and respond to domestic and family violence
- engage and educate Queenslanders to create a community that supports respectful relationships, practices positive attitudes and behaviours especially towards women and girls, and promotes a culture of non-violence
- challenge Queenslanders to consider their attitudes towards domestic and family violence
- empower family, friends, neighbours and colleagues of victims to take steps they might not otherwise take to respond to domestic and family violence.
The community grants support and complement the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy 2016-2026.
Applications close Friday, 13 December 2019.
To find out more about the grants and how to apply visit https://www.csyw.qld.gov.au/about-us/funding-grants