By Juliano Oliveira
As part of “Investing in Queensland Women” program, the State Government has announced the injection of $540,000 in grants for community initiatives, including projects that prevent and respond to domestic and family violence and sexual assault.
The total amount will be divided into rounds of funding each year, with grants of up to $15,000.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people identifying as LGBTIQ+, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people in rural, regional and remote communities encouraged to apply.
“Our aim is to promote and protect the rights, interests and the general wellbeing of Queensland women and girls and support them to fully participate in the economic, social and cultural opportunities our great state has to offer,” Minister for Women and the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Shannon Fentiman said.
“Eligible organisations can submit an application in each round of grants, with categories consisting of up to $5,000, $10,000 and $15,000 amounts for initiatives.”
Within the initiatives and activities to be promoted by the successful applicants are campaigns or events, such as workshops or training, or the development of community resources to encourage and respond to a particular issue.
“Successful applicants are encouraged to deliver their initiatives throughout the year rather than be limited to a set awareness period, offering further flexibility,” Minister Fentiman said.
Applications for round 1 of the grants can now be submitted, and close 5 March 2021.
For more information or to apply for a grant, visit https://www.justice.qld.gov.au/initiatives/grants-for-queensland-women
Applications for round 2 funding will open on 1 July 2021.
Should you or someone you know be experiencing or at risk of domestic and family violence, please contact the following services:
- In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000) and ask for Police.
- For crisis counselling and support, call DVConnect on 1800 811 811 (24/7).
- For help for young Queenslanders, call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.