Department of Family and Community Services
Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants

Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants

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The NSW Government supports the prevention of domestic and family violence at the local level by providing annual grants to Local Domestic and Family Violence Committees across the state.

Grants objective

The grants have three key objectives:

  • raise awareness in the community of the impacts of domestic and family violence
  • reinforce messages about positive behaviours and social norms rejecting violence against women, and engage local organisations, especially men’s based organisations, groups and schools, in leading efforts for change.
  • increase awareness in the local community of services and assistance available for those experiencing domestic and family violence, or responsible for it.

Who can apply?

Only local domestic and family violence committees may apply for funding. To qualify for funding, a committee must:

  • be a forum where organisations in a local area providing services to victims of domestic and family violence discuss exchange information and enhance inter-agency responses to victims
  • be a committee with membership from both government agencies and non-government organisations
  • have members with demonstrated expertise in addressing domestic and family violence

2016 successful applicants

Grants of up to $1,000 were awarded to projects raising awareness about the impacts of domestic and family violence. A total of $80,000 was made available in 2016. See 2016 Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants for the list of successful applicants.

Contact us

Email DFV@facs.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 9248 0800. We’re here to help.