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The purpose of City of Parramatta Council Preventing Violence Against Women 2017 Grants program is for everyday services, organisations and groups in Parramatta LGA to develop and implement strategies and programs that promote gender equality and prevent violence against women. The grants program will provide 10 successful applicants with up to $6,000 in funding and additional resources and support (including training, consultancy and networking) to develop and deliver strategies or resources that fit with what they are currently doing, and address one of the following aims:

  • Foster children, young people or adults’ positive personal identities and challenge gender stereotypes and roles.
  • Strengthen positive, equal and respectful relationships between girls and boys or women and men.
  • Promote women’s independence and decision-making in public life and relationships.
  • Challenge the condoning or normalisation of violence against women.
  • Promote and normalise gender equality in public and private life.

The Preventing Violence Against Women Grants program is based on the national framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children - Change the Story

Who can apply?

  1. You must be an incorporated not-for-profit community group, club, service or organisation. If you are not incorporated you cannot apply BUT you could find another service or oragnisation to auspice you. Contact Council more information.
  2. You must provide activities, resources, goods, services or programs to people in the City of Parramatta local government area.
  3. You must not already have any direct involvement in providing domestic and family violence related services or violence prevention programs. You may work with women, men, children, young people, or a combination of any of these groups. You may have paid staff or volunteers- or a combination of both.

What ideas can you submit?

There are many different ways you can fulfil one of the aims of the Preventing Violence Against Women grants program. The program wants your ideas to fit in with your current aims and work. Examples may include:

  • a sporting club working to attract more girls to join its team
  • a Parents and Citizens association running an awareness raising campaign on the work of women volunteers
  • a cultural group holding a forum to bring isolated community members together and celebrate the role of women in their community
  • an early childcare centre running a staff training program on how to promote gender equity, including increasing fathers involvement in the centre and children’s play.

Applications close: 4.00pm Friday 5 May 2017.

More information

Apply online

Contact: Project Officer - Maggie Kyle, 9806 5082 or [email protected]

We all have the right to be safe. If you don’t feel safe you can get help. If you are in immediate danger call 000.

Advice and support 24hrs/ 7 days: 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732).

Source: City of Parramatta Council

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