Preventing Violence Against Women 2017 Grant

The City of Parramatta recognises that violence against women and their children is a significant problem across our communities, just as it is across our country.

We also know that violence against women and their children is preventable if we all work together.

The Preventing Violence Against Women 2017 Grant will provide 10 successful applicants up to $6,000 in funding and additional support (such as short training events, networking with other successful applicants to share ideas, access to expert consultants) to develop and deliver strategies or resources for people they work with. One of the following grant objectives needs to be met:

  • foster children, young people or adults’ positive personal identities and challenge gender stereotypes and roles
  • strengthen positive, equal and respectful relationships between girls and boys or women and men
  • promote women’s independence and decision making in public life and relationships
  • challenge the condoning or normalisation of violence against women
  • promote and normalise gender equality in public and private life.


To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • an incorporated not-for-profit organisation
  • a club for community members or a community based service or organisation. If your group, club or organisation isn't incorporated you can find another group or service to auspice you. Contact us for more information. 
  • a Social Enterprise
  • a Peak or representative body for any of the above.

Applicants must provide activities, resources, goods, services or programs to people in the City of Parramatta Local Government Area.

Applicants must have no direct involvement in providing domestic and family violence related services or violence prevention programs.

Eligible groups may include:

  • local community sports club or team for children, young people or adults
  • support group for people with a disability
  • playgroup or early childcare centre
  • Parents and Citizens association
  • new mothers, parents or grandparents support group
  • social networking group from a specific language, cultural or ethnic group
  • network or service or agency working with LGBTIQ communities
  • spiritual or religious organisation or group
  • social action or advocacy network 

Examples of suitable strategies or resources:

There are many different ways you could meet the grant objectives. We want them to fit in with your current aims and work:

  • a sporting club works to attract more girls to join its team
  • Parents and Citizens association runs an awareness raising campaign on the work of women volunteers
  • specific cultural group holds a forum to bring isolated community members together, celebrate the role of women in their community and promote other training and learning opportunities
  • early childcare centre runs a staff training program on how to promote gender equity including increasing fathers’ involvement in the centre and children’s play
  • sporting club introduces a new annual award for best female player
  • service develops a simple message and referral information for women surviving violence that they incorporate into their existing resources

Application Process

To apply for the grant you'll need to register and complete the application form. Click here to apply.

Applications open on Monday 3 April 2017 and close 4pm Friday 5 May 2017.


If you need assistance in understanding the guidelines or have any questions, contact us via the details below. 

Maggie Kyle
p: 02 9806 5082

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