Community groups in the Sandgate electorate can now apply for a share of $150,000 to hold local events and activities in May 2017 that take a stand against domestic and family violence and support victims.
Member of Sandgate, Stirling Hinchliffe, said grants of up to $5,000 were available for events and activities to be held during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month 2017.
The aim of Domestic and Family Violence Prevention month is to raise awareness in our community to send a strong message that neither domestic nor family violence will be tolerated in Queensland, Mr Hinchliffe said.
“By raising awareness, we can empower Queenslanders to take action if they suspect a family
member, friend of colleague is experiencing violence or abuse in their home.
“I’d like to see lots of events and activities across Sandgate because as a community we need to stand up and speak out against domestic and family violence,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
Increasing funding for Domestic and Family Violence Month was a recommendation of Quentin Bryce’s landmark ‘Not Now Not Ever’ report into domestic and family violence.
“The Palaszczuk Government is getting on with the job of completing all 121 recommendations of the ‘Not Now, Not Ever Report.’
Mr Hinchliffe said this year, 57 community organisations hosted events and activities throughout Queensland during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month.
The community grants program supports the Queensland Government's response to Not Now, Not Ever - Putting an end to domestic and family violence in Queensland report.
For more information about ‘Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month’ visit: www.qld.gov.au/community/your-home-community/domestic-family-violence-prevention