Preventing Violence Against Women

2019 Grants Program

The City of Parramatta recognises that violence against women and their children is preventable.

We know that, as a community, if we work together we can make a significant difference in reducing the rates and incidences of violence experienced by women and children in Parramatta.

Therefore, the City of Parramatta is coordinating the Preventing Violence Against Women 2019 Grants Program to encourage and support our everyday organisations and community groups to take action in preventing violence against women and their children. 

Funding Available

The Preventing Violence Against Women 2019 Grant will provide 6 successful applicants up to $5,000 in funding and support. Projects will be funded for up to 12 months. 

Grant Objectives 

The program will fund projects that address at least one of the following objectives:
1.    The project challenges gender stereotypes and roles; 
2.    The project strengthens positive, equal and respectful relationships between girls and boys or women and men; 
3.    The project promotes women’s independence and decision making in public life and/ or in in relationships; 
4.    The project challenges the condoning or normalisation of violence against women; 
5.    The project promotes and normalises gender equality in public and private life.

Eligibility Criteria

1.    Applicants must be either a: 
    o     an incorporated not-for-profit organisation; or 
    o    a club for community members or a community based service or organisation; or
    o    a Social Enterprise; or 
    o    a Peak or representative body for any of the above. 

If your group, club or organisation isn't incorporated you can find another group or service to auspice you. Contact us for more information. 

2.    Applicants must provide activities, resources, goods, services or programs to people in the City of Parramatta Local Government Area.
3.    Applicants must have no direct involvement in providing domestic and family violence related services or violence prevention programs.

Application Process 

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

Applications open on Thursday 24 January, 2019 and close 4pm on Monday 11 March, 2019. 

Program Timelines

Projects must start after June 1. Successful recipients in this category are required to:

  • Complete their projects within twelve months of funding
  • Submit two Progress Reports.  First one is due on 1 August 2019.
  • Final Acquittal Report due date 1 July 2020

Failure to acquit the grant will affect any future funding requests.

Assessment Criteria 

 

Criteria Description

Weighting

Criterion A

Extent to which the budget exhibits the quality, cost-effectiveness and realism required to achieve desired outcomes with clear costing for all aspects of the project.

15%

Criterion B

Degree to which the project meets at least one of the Grant Category Objectives (National Framework for the Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women and their Children) and at least one of the Activity Category listed.

20%

Criterion C

The extent to which the project is accessible to the target group and degree to which the target group/participants will benefit.

15%

Criterion D

Achievability of the project objectives. Extent to which this is demonstrated through a comprehensive work plan.

20%

 

Criterion E

Wherever possible, extent of Collaboration and Partnership to maximise the use of existing community resources and avoid duplication. Extent to which evidence is given of these partnerships

 

15%

Criterion F

Extent to which evaluation strategies are relevant and possible.

15%

Grants Workshops

To assist in your application, we will be running two grants workshops. You only need to attend one. At these workshops, you will:
-    learn about the primary prevention framework for preventing domestic and family violence;
-    learn some steps on how to apply this knowledge to your project planning; and
-    you will increase your understanding of your responsibilities and grant programs obligations    
 

Workshop One
Date: Tuesday 5 February, 2019
Time: 9.30-12.30pm
Location: Level 12, 126 Church Street Parramatta


Workshop Two:
Date: Wednesday 13 February, 2019
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Location: Level 12, 126 Church Street Parramatta

 To register for these workshops, please email:  ccb@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au.

Previously Funded Projects:

Here is a list of projects and organisations that were funded in the 2017 Preventing Violence Against Women grant round. This list will give you a good indication of the breadth and scope of projects which are eligible for funding in this grant category. 

ACON Health Inc.
Project:  Activities during Parramatta Pride Picnic to promote positive life opportunities and relationships for women
Which Guideline did it aim to address:  The project challenged gender stereotypes and roles; and the project promoted and normalises gender equality in public and private life.

Churches of Christ Community Care NSW (Careworks)- auspicing Basic Church
Project:  The Dad Cooperative- Establishing support group for new fathers with young children 
Which Guidelines did it aim to address: The project challenged gender stereotypes and roles; and the project strengthened positive, equal and respectful relationships between girls and boys or women and men.

Friends of STARTTS auspicing African Women’s Group
Project:  Peace Building in Families- Workshop for Pastors and Forum for women and girls
Which Guidelines did it aim to address: The project challenged the condoning of normalisation of violence against women; and the project promoted women’s independence and decision making in public life and/ or in in relationships.

Indian (Sub-Cont) Crisis & Support Agency
Project:  Chat n Chai- Group for women promoting opportunities and connections
Which Guideline did it aim to address: The project promoted women’s independence and decision making in public life and/ or in in relationships.
 
Jesuit Refugee Service 
Project:  An action research pilot project on experiences and needs for women refugees and asylum seekers and service providers 
Which Guideline did it aim to address: The project challenged the condoning or normalisation of violence against women.
 
Roselea Football Club
Project:  Clinics and events to attract and retain girls and young women players 
Which Guidelines did it aim to Address:   The project challenged gender stereotypes and roles and the project promoted and normalised gender equality in public and private life

Sydney Regional Aboriginal Corporation
Project:  Bungu Gamarada -- Women's Yarning Circle workshops and arts project 
Which Guideline did it aim to Address:   The project promoted women’s independence and decision making in public life and/ or in in relationships
 
The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre 
Project:  Carpentry and Furniture restoration courses for women 
Which Guideline did it aim to Address:   The project challenged gender stereotypes and roles.

Welcome Studio
Project:  Arts workshops and mural project for refugee and asylum seeker girls and women
Which Guidelines did it aim to Address:  The project promoted women’s independence and decision making in public life and/ or in in relationships

Young Change Agents
Project:  Forum for young men and women developing innovative strategies to prevent violence against women.
Which Guidelines did it aim to Address:  The project challenged the condoning or normalisation of violence against women.

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

Sharmila Falzon
p: 02 9806 5234
e: sfalzon@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
 

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