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North-east funding to help prevent family violence

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June 21, 2017

The Victorian Government is continuing to work toward a state free from family violence, with a significant boost in funding for community groups and organisations across the state.

Minister for the Prevention of Violence Fiona Richardson recently announced a further $1.2 million for the Community Partnerships for Primary Prevention Program.

A total of $3.85 million worth of grants now support a number of new or existing partnerships between businesses, schools, workplaces and community settings to help drive local community action to prevent family violence and other forms of violence against women.

Women’s Health Goulburn North East, located in Wangaratta, was one of around 35 organisations and partnerships across the state to receive up to $150,000 of funding to develop local and regional strategies and actions, working with women at a grass roots level to prevent family violence other forms of violence against women.

The Community Action Planning 4 Prevention (CAP4P) is a collective impact approach that builds a regional movement to end violence against women.

With a shared priority to eliminate gender inequality as the root cause of violence against women, Women’s Health Goulburn North East will provide backbone support to rural communities across north-east Victoria, to develop community action plans tailored to the local context, and aligned with best-practice evidence.

This Victorian Government grants program supports the ongoing investment and effort in Victoria to help end family violence and supports the key actions arising from ‘Free from Violence: Victoria's Prevention Strategy’, an integral element of the government’s broader family violence system reforms.

A full list of successful applicants can be found at www.vic.gov.au/women/family-violence-prevention/community-partnerships-for-primary-prevention-grants.html

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