2021 Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants successful recipients

Committee Name Project Name Project Summary Location
CDACC - Domestic Violence Committee CDACC-DVC Art and reflection The project will provide flyers, information sessions, case management, food hampers, clothing and other needs. Decrease stress by yarning and having a chat whilst doing art, crafts as a barrier to meet other people in same situations so that they feel they are not alone. Macarthur
Gunnedah Community Action Team
In collaboration with Gunnedah High School, St Marys College and Winanga-li Aboriginal Child and Family Centre, the GCAT will facilitate a design competition calling for young people to design art work that will be featured on paper coffee cups.
Gunnedah LGA
Port Stephens Domestic Violence Committee Social Media Campaign to Raise Awareness Around Domestic and Family Violence Collaboration with Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services (PSFaNS) and Port Stephens DV Committee to post publications to Facebook and Instagram to raise awareness on D&FV. Previously all social media has been published via PSFaNS page however this year aim to improve and build the Port Stephens DV Committee presence in the community via its own Facebook page, with the assistance of PSFaNS.  Plan to run sponsored targeted posts every month for 6 months with the aim of reaching women all over Port Stephens. Some publications will also be used to advertise in local papers during DV Week. Port Stephens Council
Campbelltown Domestic Violence Committee DV Awareness Raising For the 16 Days of Activism, CDVC will provide resource packages and training in responding to disclosures of domestic abuse to more than 100 local workplaces. Resourcing the local community who interact with women in Safe Spaces and the provision of permanent poster displays can result in more women and children being safe and raising awareness of the DFV pandemic. Campbelltown City
Hills Domestic Violence Prevention Network (HDVPN) The Hills Says NO to Domestic Violence Signs This forum will bring together workers and families from The Hills Shire and surrounding LGAs to address the issue of managing challenging behaviours with teens in the home and community. Challenging behaviour and violence by young people in the family home have been identified as an escalating concern.
This issue has been highlighted by statistics provided by The Hills Police Area Command. Speakers, Counsellors and Family Workers will be available to provide information about services available and ways to assist parents and young people on how to best manage conflict in the home and how to develop healthy relationships in the wider community. They will also address the possible causes of this behaviour.
The Hills Shire Council
Parramatta Cumberland Family and Domestic Violence Prevention Committee Safe At Our Service The Committee is hosting a virtual fundraising campaign for the Parramatta Women's Shelter. The Shelter provides crisis accommodation, transitional housing and support services for vulnerable women and their families escaping domestic violence and/or homelessness. Parramatta and Cumberland LGAs
Canterbury Bankstown Domestic Violence Liasion Committee Canterbury Bankstown Information stall The project is a collaboration of at least 10 local organisations which belong to the Committee to identify strategies to raise awareness of Domestic and Family Violence, Healthy Relationships, White Ribbon Day and the 16 days of Activism to stop all violence against women. There has been an identified need for raising awareness among the local community due to COVID 19. Canterbury Bankstown
Griffith Local Domestic Violence Committee Griffith Local Domestic Violence Committee The 'Drink Coaster Campaign' is designed to raise and promote awareness to the issue of domestic and family violence (DFV) within the community. The drink coasters will be distributed through the clubs, hotels and restaurant venues throughout the LGA (with permission from venue managers / management). City of Griffith
Tweed Domestic Violence Integrated Response Committee
"Cut it Out Tweed" builds on an identified successful project being delivered in the Northern Rivers. Research has identified that informal disclosures of domestic and family violence (DFV) are often made in hair salons, a female dominated industry where meaningful professional relationships are formed.
This project helps to equip hairdressers with the skills and materials needed to feel confident in "knowing what to say and do" when their customers disclose DFV. The program is comprised of 2 x free 90 minute workshops, facilitated by experienced DFV workers.
Tweed Shire
Hawkesbury Action Network Against Domestic Violence HANADV A visual campaign engaging all members of the community to say no to Domestic violence. Hawkesbury
Walk for Respectful Relationships Walk for Respectful Relationships The Sutherland Shire Walk for Respectful Relationships is a community-led initiative that promotes the prevention of domestic and family abuse.
Sutherland Shire
Blue Mountains Coalition Against Violence and Abuse (CAVA) Women Safe and Free The Safe & Strong project invites women who have experienced domestic violence to create an interactive display for the annual Mayor’s Men against Violence breakfast in November. The event, the first event for the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, involves attracting a wide range of community members, especially targeting and working with men, to attend and listen to presentations from the Mayor, the local High School principal and students, and male champions of change and others. Blue Mountains
Clarence Valley Domestic and Family Violence Committee Community Based Domestic and Family Violence Projects The issue of domestic and family violence will be highlighted throughout the Clarence Valley during the 16 days of activism and in May 2022.  A community breakfast event will be held in the carpark of the local library. Banners and Lovebite posters will be displayed and resource packs will be available. Local dignitaries including the State Member for Clarence, will be invited to speak. Clarence Valley Council
Regional NSW LGBTIQ+ Domestic and Family Violence Interagency
The Green Flags Project is designed to provide information on healthy, safe and loving relationships to the LGBTIQ+ community living in regional and rural NSW, and to support organisations to develop their understanding of relationship 'green flags' and how to recognise, discuss and promote these with the LGBTIQ+ community.
Across numerous regional and rural NSW LGAs
Newcastle DV Committee Lovebites It has been identified that for many victims of Domestic Abuse, the legislative process can be overwhelming and confusing. The Newcastle DV Committee will develop a 2 page trifold leaflet that victims can receive at the beginning of the court and AVO process, that outlines clearly and accessibly what to expect and what support is available. Newcastle
Dubbo Violence Prevention Collective Dubbo CBD Street Flags Project

The 2022 From Violence to Safety regional conference to be held in Dubbo is a professional development event that aims to provide greater contemporary knowledge, tools, and connections to prevent domestic, family, and sexual abuse, now and into the future. The conference is aimed at those working in the community services sector, teachers, school support officers, school counsellors, legal & justice services, & police.

Dubbo Regional Council
Camden/Wollondilly Domestic Violence Committee DV Pens The Camden/Wollondilly Domestic Violence Committee will update flags and banners to highlight the message of the DV Committee that 'we say NO to Domestic Violence'. Camden and Wollondilly LGA's
Lismore Domestic Violence liaison committee Lovebites The Resilience Project program will support women by sharing information and support regarding DFV/ Sexual Assault, and strategies for building resilience and understanding regarding the long term impact of trauma arising from DFV and Sexual Assault.
Regional Media, Social Media, and online platforms will be used to share appropriate strategies and stories and initiate events that support and celebrate the resilience of women and children that have experienced the trauma of Domestic and Family Violence and sexual assault.
Lismore LGA
Port Macquarie Hastings Domestic Violence Committee Conversations in the Chair Recognise, Respond and Refer invites allied health professionals, eg dentists, psychologists and physiotherapists to an education session to help them recognise the signs a client may be experiencing DFV and how to respond safely. Port Macquarie Hastings
Lower North Shore Domestic Violence Network NS Religious Leaders DV Course The Lower North Shore DV Network will join other NS networks/committees to outdoor/online events on December 4, 2021. The campaign is titled '#1minutesilence4violence', part of the 16 Days Against Gender Violence, remembering DV victims. Willoughby, Lane Cove, North Sydney, Mosman
Kyogle Anti-Violence Alliance (KAVA) Cut it Out! Project Sport is a priority area for the primary prevention of violence against women and children. In response, the Cut It Out! Sports project delivers bystander training so people can feel confident responding to locker room jokes and the like and to equip participants with the skills and materials needed to feel confident in “knowing what to say and do” when discloses happen. Kyogle
Domestic Violence Community of Practice Planning 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence The Domestic Violence Community of Practice (DVCoP) is working with Cumberland City Council in the implementation of the Cumberland Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) Sector Action Plan.
Cumberland City Council
Condobolin Domestic Violence Committee Healthy Attitudes - Check In Local governement and non-government service providers will collaborate in facilitating & delivering health checks, domestic and family violence discussions, in safe environments. The project will also introduce the 'outreach' services to local community members, so they can 'put a face to the name of a service provider'. Lachlan Shire Council
Kempsey Domestic Violence Monitoring Committee Lovebites Previously, the DVMC has used WNSW funds to purchase banners, coffee cups and hats with DV awareness messages. The DVMC will purchase more Lovebites resources and coffee cups to continue to spread the messages to community via a range of mediums. Kempsey
Warrumbungle Domestic Violence Committee
The Warrumbungle Domestic Violence committee seeks to provided relevant and current information to residents of Warrumbungle LGA through the provision of local and regional support contact information. Warrumbungle LGA
Central Coast Domestic Violence Committee
‍Central Coast Domestic Violence Committee (CCDVC) -Domestic and Family Abuse Booklet and linked QR Code. Central Coast
Central Coast Domestic Violence Committee
CCDVC has developed a Website, which reaches over 120 service providers annually. Our audience primarily consists of D&FV Services, who are either members of the DV Committee, or the community in general, including domestic and family abused victims D&F abused victims. Central Coast
The Broken Hill Local Domestic Violence Committee Stop Domestic Violence In The Outback Provide educational information to the community and raise awareness of the impact of domestic violence on the social, emotional and psychological well being of women and children. Broken Hill
Shoalhaven Domestic and Family Violence Committee Nowra DV Committee To update and re-design and print a Service Directory for Domestic and Family Violence Services in the Shoalhaven LGA, with relevant state and national resources also noted. Shoalhaven LGA
Lake Cargelligo Murrin Bridge Domestic Violence Group Lake Raising Awareness To develop a local response to the issues of family and domestic violence by raising community awareness through education and community engagement to develop a better understanding of the issues and impacts of family and domestic violence. Lachlan Shire Council
Wagga Wagga Domestic Violence Liason Committee No More Silence No More Silence is a research-based campaign with three principal aims: to raise awareness about the prevalence of, and what constitutes domestic and family violence (DFV) in our community; to provide information about specialist support services available; and to name DFV for what it is, thus creating an openness and opportunity for safe and honest discussion. Wagga Wagga City Council
Upper Hunter Domestic Violence Committee Inc.
A Community awareness campaign raising awareness of domestic violence and providing access to support services for people experiencing DFV through resources displayed in high visibility areas.
Muswellbrook, Singleton & Upper Hunter Councils
Moree No Violence Alliance
Moree NoVA will develop an anti-DFV sticker for placement on wheelie bins. Stickers will be professionally designed and printed to maximise impact, then provided to community member via letterbox drop and local media campaign.
Moree Plains
Lithgow Cares White Ribbon - Trivia Night As a committee with a strong focus on providing information and raising awareness about domestic violence in this local community, this project will distribute booklets and publications that are useful to organisations working with women experiencing domestic violence. Lithgow LGA
NSW LGBTIQ DFV Interagency NSW LGBTIQ DFV Interagency engagement with CALD communities Should Mardi Gras Fair Day (or a virtual equivalent event) proceed (pending updates due to COVID-19) the Interagency will use funds to hold a stall distributing information raising awareness of DFV in our communities, with a healthy relationships focus, and to provide referral and contact details for people who may be experiencing abuse within an LGBTIQ relationship. Across NSW LGA's together with the Regional NSW LGBTIQ DFV Interagency who we are connected with
Community Violence Prevention Team Paint the Town Purple Businesses and service providers will decorate their windows in purple themes with anti violence themes. Resources and stickers provided to each window display premises. Education and resources to businesses that want to respond to disclosures. Events in Schools including purple day and education programs around DFV. Walking the oval and displaying messages around the Schools. Inverell Shire Council
Cessnock Domestic and Family Violence Network Our Community Says No to Domestic and Family Violence A community-wide coverage of the message 'Our Community Says No to Domestic and Family Violence'. Corflutes will be displayed on all Cessnock Council waste disposal street bins, local libraries, business premises, service providers reception areas and  displayed as part of the Cessnock Walks Kawuma virtual event.
Development of a resource to support parents/caregivers attending court for ADVO applications where the defendant is a young person in the family. Production of face masks 'I support Cessnock Walks Kawuma' and updating of wallet cards with digital/App option. Facebook Campaign will facilitate ongoing awareness of the project aims using existing Cessnock Walks Kawuma Facebook page.
Lake Macquarie Domestic Violence Committee Bus Campaign The committee will participate in the Lake Macquarie Police DV Day on 13 March 2022. This is a key city wide awareness event coordinated by NSW Police. Lake Macquarie
Braidwood Says No To Violence Champions Against Violence Educational Art-Poster - 'In Violence we forget who we are'. A local female artist who has a personal history of childhood family violence, and a background in graphic design, traditional sign-writing and murals for socially conscious projects will design the poster using imagery that is both challenging and trauma-informed. Queanbeyan-Palerang
Bega Valley Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Committee Bega Valley Says No to Violence The project will build on the successful 'Bega Valley Says NO to Violence' campaign. This year the project will stage a series of service expos throughout the Bega Valley to re-engage with the community post COVID lockdown. Bega Valley
Coonamble DV Collective DV Awareness Roadside Signs DV Collective will erect a roadside sign on the main road leading into Coonamble. The purpose of the sign will be to raise awareness and provide information for available supports within the community. Coonamble Shire
Mid-Western People Against Violence International Women's Day 2018 Mid-Western People Against Violence assists the Mudgee region to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD) by hosting a luncheon that is attended by many women from the community. Guest speakers are invited to join the celebrations and to engage the audience with their real life stories of empowerment, gratitude, achievements and success.

IWD (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women past, present and future. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.
Mid Western Regional Council
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06 Oct 2022

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