$3 million in grant funding awarded to battle domestic violence

Published Thursday, 29 June, 2023 at 04:26 PM

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

  • $3 million Keeping Women Safe from Violence grant program.
  • One-off grants up to $150,000.
  • 24 organisations awarded grant funding.

24 organisations across Queensland are set to receive one-off grant funding of up to $150,000 under the Keeping Women Safe from Violence grant program.

The funds will support initiatives that help further the objectives of the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022–2032.

The Palaszczuk Government has selected 24 organisations from a pool of more than one hundred high quality applicants.

The 24 successful applicants will receive one-off grants of up to $150,000 to deliver initiatives that include:

  • Strengthening sector capability to respond to First Nations People
  • Establishing a technology abuse detection and assessment service
  • Supporting multicultural mothers in the Moreton Region
  • Developing comprehensive interactive contraception resources
  • Working with men from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

Organisations receiving the grants are based around the state including in the South-East, Wide Bay, Rockhampton, Darling Downs, Townsville, Cairns, and Cape York.

The grant program was funded through the Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence Responses 2021–23 National Partnership Agreement with the Commonwealth Government.

Quotes attributable to the Attorney-General and Minster for Justice Yvette D’Ath.

“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to ending violence against women and children.

“This $3 million in one-off grant funding, is part of that commitment and will deliver innovative initiatives, projects, events, and important enhancements to the sector’s capability.

“I congratulate the 24 organizations’ who have been successful in receiving a grant and look forward to seeing the real difference these projects will make as part of our shared commitment to keep women safe.”

“These projects will make a real difference in communities right across the state, including the south-east, south-west, central, northern and far-north Queensland.

“Importantly, the projects will target groups such as women who are victim-survivors of violence or at risk of violence, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

“The grants will also deliver projects to support people with disability, people from LGBTIQA+ communities, children, and young people.

For more information about the Keeping Women Safe from Violence grant program and a list of successful recipients visit: https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/end-domestic-family-sexual-violence-grants


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