Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month community grants - Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Queensland Government)

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month community grants

The Queensland Government acknowledges the importance of actively supporting Queensland communities to undertake local campaigns to raise awareness of domestic and family violence and encourage communities and individuals to take a stand to stop domestic and family violence.

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month is held each May to raise community awareness of domestic and family violence and to send a clear message that violence of this sort will not be tolerated. It is an opportunity to encourage communities and individuals to speak out against violence and abuse and to empower people to work together towards its prevention.

In response to recommendation 23 of the Not Now, Not Ever report, the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services has increased funding for the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month community grants program to expand community initiatives and events supporting domestic and family violence prevention.

In 2016, $153,000 in grants were provided to 57 organisations to host events and activities across Queensland to raise awareness and promote a zero tolerance approach toward domestic and family violence.

In May 2016, the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services also launched the Not Now, Not Ever community action campaign to encourage communities, workplaces, schools and neighbourhoods to take up the challenge to put an end to domestic and family violence.

In 2017, grants totalling $189,914 have been provided to 40 organisations to host events and activities across Queensland communities to send a message that domestic and family violence will not be tolerated in Queensland.

Is your feedback

Please submit your comments on the department's Compliments and Complaints section.

Please submit your comments on the Queensland Government website Contacts form.