DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GRANTS FOR ARMIDALE, INVERELL AND MOREE

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today announced that three community groups across the region have been successful in their applications for the 2015 Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants.

The annual grants assist local non-government organisations and government service providers to fund activities such as community-based awareness-raising campaigns, promotional material, education resources, and events associated with the ’16 Days of Activism to Stop Violence Against Women’, White Ribbon Day and Reclaim the Night.

Mr Marshall said he was pleased that three local organisations – Armidale Women’s Homeless Support Services, Rural Outreach and Support Services in Inverell and Thiyamali Family Violence Service in Moree – would receive $1,000 each to fund their projects:

* Reclaim the Night and 16 Days of Activism in Armidale

* A Community Awareness Day in Inverell

* A White Ribbon Masquerade Ball in Moree

“These grants will help our local organisations raise awareness about the devastating impact of domestic and family violence, as well as delivering local prevention initiatives to stop violence from occurring in the first place,” Mr Marshall said.

“I commend these groups and others in our communities, working to raise awareness about domestic violence, reinforce messages about positive behaviours, and increase awareness of services and assistance available in local communities.”

The Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants are part of the NSW Government’s continued support for the prevention of domestic and family violence at a local level by providing annual funding of $80,000 to local organisations across NSW.

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