$3 million funding boost for initiatives to prevent domestic violence

  • State Government opens grants program for community-based initiatives that prevent family and domestic violence
  • Eligible organisations have until 30 September 2022 to apply
  • Funding for initiatives that help prevent family, domestic, and sexual violence is being made available under the State Government’s Family and Domestic Violence Primary Prevention Grants Program.

    A total of $3 million is available for eligible organisations to deliver community programs that address the drivers of violence and prevent it before it occurs.

    Organisations can apply for funding to deliver one-off projects that run for up to one year, which may include initiatives focusing on workforce development, empowering communities, and marketing and advocacy.

    Local government authorities, not-for-profit community organisations and Aboriginal organisations are eligible and encouraged to apply.

    The Family and Domestic Violence Primary Prevention Grants Program is a key commitment of the State Government’s Safe Home, Safe Family package and is an integral part of the Path to Safety strategy, which was developed to realise the vision of a Western Australia where all people live free from family and domestic violence.

    Organisations can apply for funding under the Family and Domestic Violence Primary Prevention Grants Program via Tenders WA. Applications close on 30 September 2022.

    Comments from Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk

    “The State Government is committed to finding ways to prevent family and domestic violence in Western Australia.

    “While investment in crisis response and early intervention remain critically important, we are committed to preventing violence in the first place. We want to change underlying attitudes that allow violence against women to continue.

    “An enormous amount can be achieved at the grass roots level. Local government and community organisations can play in important part in prevention of violence against women.”

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