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2020 successful applicants - Local Domestic and Family Violence Committee Grants

Committee NameProject NameProject SummaryLocation
Bathurst Domestic Violence Community Action NetworkBathurst Family Violence Community ActionThe Bathurst Family Violence Community Action Network (BFCAN) will undertake a community awareness raising activity Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event.Murrumbidgee
Community Violence Prevention TeamPaint the Town PurpleSmall bags of decorations, stickers and posters to be provided to interested retail businesses and service providers to encourage purple displays in their windows, with a donated restaurant voucher for a prize. Education and DFV resources to business wanting to know how to respond to disclosures.Hunter New England
Ryde Hunters Hill Domestic and Family Violence CommitteeDeveloping Community Change Allies: building community capacityThis organisation seeks to drive community empowerment and awareness of DFV through the delivery of Accidental Counselling and DFV Aware training programs to Community Change Allies, to support referral pathways and help seeking though education and community capacity building, through a CALD lens.Northern Sydney
Griffith Local Domestic Violence CommitteeCoffee ChatsThe committee want to encourage discussion around domestic and family violence and what better way to do that than over the morning or afternoon cup of coffee. This is a way of mass marketing via stickers on takeaway coffee cups commencing during the 16 days of activism against gender based violence.Murrumbidgee
Richmond Valley Family Violence Liaison CommitteeMarch Against ViolenceThe Richmond Valley Family Violence Liaison Committee proposes holding a community event which will involve whole of community; women, men, children, businesses, community organisations and local government to join together and raise awareness of domestic violence and it's impacts through a highly visible march in the Richmond Valley. Northern NSW
Broken Hill Local Domestic Violence CommitteeStop Domestic and Family Violence in the Outbackhe Broken Hill Local Domestic Violence Committee (the Committee) will provide educational information to the Broken Hill community and raise awareness of the impact of domestic and family violence on the social, emotional and psychological wellbeing of women and children. The Committee will do this through three key events.Far West
Newcastle Domestic Violence CommitteeLove BitesThis project will partner with Got Your Back Sista and the local coordinator for the Love Bites program to deliver the initiative to students. This project seeks to make a genuine shift in the younger generation in terms of their understanding of healthy relationships.Hunter New England
Campbelltown Domestic Violence CommitteeDV Awareness RaisingPens which look like a normal biro, can be kept in the bottom of a handbag but they have a pull out banner with the key numbers of Domestic Violence services in the area and state wide 24 hour services. The pens are given to women who are experiencing DFV or may be at risk, and are used widely by the local police DVLO, the DVCAS service and other agencies. South Western Sydney
Cdacc - DV art and reflectionCdacc - DV reflection artIncrease awareness in the local community of services and assistance available for those experiencing domestic and family violence, or responsible for it. Decrease stress by having art, crafts as a barrier to meet other people in same situations so that they feel they are not alone.South Western Sydney
Dubbo Violence Prevention CollectiveDubbo CBD Street Flags ProjectStreet flags which contain an anti-domestic violence message and design will be installed.Western NSW
Bega Valley Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault CommitteeBega Valley Says 'NO' to ViolenceBega Valley Says 'NO to Violence' campaign will have a changed focus on raising awareness about the issues around coercive control. Partnering with local pubs and clubs, providing venues with coasters promoting messages about what coercive control looks like and media campaign re same. 

The campaign will be complemented with community forums providing the community with more detailed information about the nature of coercive control in domestic violence and the current plans to strengthen the responses in the criminal justice system.
Southern NSW
Sutherland Shire Walk for Respectful Relationships (Formally the Sutherland Shire White Ribbon Walk)Sutherland Shire Walk for Respectful RelationshipsThe annual Sutherland Shire Walk for Respectful Relationships (formally the White Ribbon Walk) has been a staple event within the community for 5 years. It's a time to come together to remember those who are victim to DV as well as provide access to support services and support the eradication of DV. Sydney
Blacktown Domestic Violence ForumBlacktown Domestic Violence ForumThe Blacktown Domestic Violence Forum is in relation to The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It raises public awareness of violence against women in all countries around the world and at all levels of society. The Blacktown Domestic Violence Liaison Officers from Blacktown Area Command will be in attendance as well as staff from the North West Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service.
Western Sydney
Merriwa Family Support NetworkSecret Women's BusinessThis project is a celebration of women's contributions to our regional towns. Events will be held in Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone each with a guest speaker talking about common themes of resilience, overcoming adversity, keys to success in life and the importance of finding the right family/work life balance.Hunter New England
Sutherland Shire Domestic Violence CommitteeSutherland Shire Domestic Violence Resource GuideThe Sutherland Shire Domestic Violence Committee (SSDVC) recently updated and produced an independent Local Area Domestic Violence Resource Guide  - a static printed booklet which will be distributed to the local community key partners such as SSWDVCAS, NSW Police, DCJ, Health, local GPS and community centres etc.   his Project would digitise that resource through the creation of a SSDVC committee website, creating an online presence for the committee, linked to existing social media, and produce a plan of digital content to reach a greater audience in the local Government area. South Eastern Sydney
Port Stephens Domestic Violence CommitteeSocial Media Campaign to Raise Awareness Around Domestic and Family ViolenceA social media campaign with the following key messages:

* What is Domestic Violence
‍* The impact of Domestic Violence on women
‍* What services are available in Port Stephens for those experiencing DV
‍* The impact of Domestic and Family Violence on kids
‍* Survivor Stories
‍* How to reach out for help
Hunter New England
Kyogle Family & Domestic Violence Working GroupHair - 3R’s programThe ‘Cut It Out’ program has been developed to equip hairdressers in our local community with the skills and materials needed to feel confident in “knowing what to say and do” when their customers disclose DFV. Northern NSW
Outer West Domestic Violence Network (OWDVN)16 Days of Activism Awareness Raising to Eliminate Gender Based ViolenceThe OWDVN are running a campaign to educate people on how to be active bystanders and appropriately respond to incidents of DFV. This is through the creation of posters with a simple and easy to read flowchart for members of the community to respond to DFV. The flowchart  encourages the bystander to phone Police in an emergency and provides 24 hour DV contacts. Western Sydney
Gunnedah Community Action TeamHealthy Relationships in GunnedahGunnedah Community Action Team (GCAT) intends to use the skills within the group to build the capacity of the Gunnedah Community to develop and maintain healthy and respectful relationships.Hunter New England
Armidale Domestic and Family Violence Steering CommitteeDomestic Violence School TalksThis project is aimed for senior students within a secondary school, with the intention of raising awareness of Domestic Violence. Regarded as an open panel discussion with local community members speaking of their stories and experiences with Domestic and Family Violence. Hunter New England
Byron Shire Integrated Domestic and Family Violence CommitteeCut It OutThe ‘Cut It Out’ program has been developed to equip hairdressers in our local community with the skills and materials needed to feel confident in “knowing what to say and do” when their customers disclose DFV.Northern NSW
Northern Beaches Domestic Violence NetworkNorthern Beaches Domestic Violence ResourcesThis project seeks to create resources that contains local service information specific to the Northern Beaches to provide to women through various services and organisations that they visit. Also included in this project is the production of posters/flyers for the community which highlight local statistics and messaging to counter the perception that "it doesn't happen in our backyard."Northern Sydney
Clarence Valley Domestic and Family Violence CommitteeCommunity-based Domestic and Family Violence Projects#1 Yamba Markets - dissemination of information to community members both verbally and via information packs.

#2 Bunnings BBQ giving out a free sausage sandwich offered to those who approach the stall. Information about healthy relationships and domestic violence will be displayed and available.

#3 Community event at Grafton Library. Local radio station will broadcast from carpark and bus with signage CLARENCE VALLEY SAYS NO TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE will be parked in front. A free sausage BBQ breakfast will be offered to community members, shoppers and workers. Local dignitaries will be invited to attend including Coffs Clarence Police District Chief Inspector, State Member and Mayor. Media will be invited to report on the event

#4 Distribution of coffee cups to local cafes during DV Awareness month. Coffee cups will have information about healthy relationships and list of support services.
Northern NSW
St George Domestic Violence CommitteeCoercive Control Z Card in CALD languagesDesign of a card translated into various languages asking the reader " Am I in a healthy relationship?" with support services listed - on one side . On the other side is a Coercive control checklist and a bubble diagram surrounding the large bubble named coercive control. The smaller bubbles are labelled harassment, isolating, technological abuse, blaming, degrading, interrogation, threatening, gaslighting, stalking and financial abuse.
South Eastern Sydney
NSW LGBTIQ DFV InteragencyNSW LGBTIQ DFV Interagency Engagement with CALD CommunitiesThe Interagency aims to build our engagement with culturally and linguistically diverse LGBTIQ community members through our work. Should Mardi Gras Fair Day or a virtual equivalent public facing event proceed (pending announcements from Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras due to COVID-19) the Interagency would use the funds to hold a stall to distribute information which raises awareness of DFV in our communities and referral and contact details for people who may be experiencing abuse within a LGBTIQ relationship. Nepean Blue Mountains, Northern Sydney, South Eastern Sydney, South Western Sydney, Sydney, Western Sydney
Condobolin Domestic Violence CommitteeCommunity PromotionA number of promotional materials will be disseminated that will create awareness of Domestic, Family Violence within the local community in the form of flyers, pamphlets and stickers which will be distributed in Condobolin. This promotional material will be providing information to community members about the harmful effects of domestic violence on our women and children.Western NSW
Coonamble DV CollectiveWhite Ribbon Media CampaignThe local paper, Coonamble Times will be running a Domestic Violence awareness Campaign In Support of White Ribbon using the newspaper and social media.

Photos of men from the Community holding a poster with relevant statistics and White Ribbon logo will be posted on a Facebook page and in the paper. Funds will also be used to put White Ribbon Displays in shop fronts in the main street of Coonamble.
Western NSW
Coffs Coast Committee Against Domestic and Family ViolenceDFV is Everyone's BusinessThe CCCADFV is implementing standard branding to their events and campaigns. This will be entitled "DFV is Everyone's Business" with a local Aboriginal artist engaged to resign their logo and promotional material. The artwork will be featured onto a local building, T-shirts and installation of public art around the city to get the message out that Coffs Harbour say Ngiyambandi Girrwaadu Junaa Wanaa Bumirr’ (Coffs Harbour say NO to domestic and Family Violence).Mid North Coast
Parramatta Cumberland Family and Domestic Violence Prevention CommitteeSafe at our ServiceThe 'Safe at our Service' project will provide local community organisations with 2 training webinars on DFV which aim to upskill workers, students and volunteers who may have contact with victims of DFV through service delivery.Western Sydney
Wagga Wagga Domestic Violence Liaison CommitteeNo More SilenceNo 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. Murrumbidgee
Maitland DV Committee16 DaysCreation of beer coasters from local LoveBites art works with local establishments displaying them during the 16 Days of Activism. Coasters will have relevant messages around healthy relationships as well as relevant phone numbers for support or information. The aim is to raise community awareness from a young person's perspective as well as provide access to information.Hunter New England
Blue Mountains Coalition Against Violence and AbuseSafe and FreeSafe and free invites women who have experienced domestic violence to create an interactive art display for the annual Mayor’s men against violence breakfast on 27th November 2020. The event involves attracting a wide range of community members, especially targeting men, to attend and listen to presentations from the Mayor, the local High School principal and students, male champions of change and others, as themed each year. Nepean Blue Mountains
NSW Regional and Rural LGBTIQ DFV interagency groupResourcing our rural and regional servicesAs a newly established rural and regional LGBTIQ DFV interagency group our members have identified key areas to focus on:
-Building the capacity of regional and rural services to competently respond to DFV experienced by gender diverse people living in a rural or regional area and ensuring that our services are LGBTIQ welcoming, and
-Increasing broader community awareness and understanding of the different ways coercive control or violence might be expressed and experienced by LGBTIQ community and therefore being better able to meet the needs of LGBTIQ community members who are experiencing DFV.
Central Coast, Far West, Hunter New England, Illawarra Shoalhaven, Mid North Coast, Murrumbidgee, Nepean Blue Mountains, Northern NSW, Western NSW
Lake Macquarie Domestic Violence CommitteeLMDV Bus CampaignThis project would be a bus campaign to see a ‘Love Shouldn’t Hurt’ message spread around the city visible on buses around the Lake.Hunter New England
Illawarra Committee Against Domestic ViolenceRaise awareness of the impacts of violence against women and childrenWhite ribbons will be handed out at white ribbon events raising awareness of the serious impacts of domestic and family violence on women and children within the local areas. Assistance and referrals to services will be provided as requested.Illawarra Shoalhaven
Lower North Shore Domestic Violence NetworkNS Religious Leaders DV CourseFaith-based communities play a unique role in the response to domestic and family abuse and violence (DFAV).  Victims and survivors of DFAV may turn to faith leaders for spiritual guidance and support and the response of these leaders is crucial.  They need to acknowledge domestic violence but also to continually educate themselves and their communities in creating responses that are safe and supportive for victims and survivors.

In response, TAFE NSW has developed a one-day workshop:  TAFE Statement in Recognise and Respond to Domestic and Family Violence.  It is proposed to offer this free workshop to religious leaders across Northern Sydney.
Northern Sydney
Lismore Domestic Violence Liaison CommitteeLove BitesLove Bites delivers Healthy Relationships workshops to year 10 students in the local region. The workshops run for one day and entail educational sessions on domestic violence and sexual assault and the meaning of consent in a healthy relationship. It aims to turn young people into champions for healthy relationships. Northern NSW
Port Macquarie Hastings Domestic Violence CommitteeConversations in the ChairConversations in the Chair invites salon professionals such as hairdressers and beauty therapists to a free breakfast and education session to learn more about how to recognise and respond safely to the domestic and family violence that their clients may be experiencing.

The event brings together DFV specialist services, Police, and legal professionals to:

- increase awareness by sharing local DFV statistics and dynamics,

- increase salon professionals' confidence in having these difficult conversations with clients, and

- provide multiple referral pathways and resources to support salon professionals and their clients.
Mid North Coast
Cessnock Domestic and Family Violence NetworkOur Community Says No to Domestic and Family ViolenceA community wide coverage of the message “Our Community Says No to Domestic and Family Violence” using the following mediums: Using existing and previously funded resource - Corflutes displayed on all Cessnock Council waste disposal street bins, in local libraries, business premises, service providers reception areas and Corflutes displayed as part of the Cessnock Walks Kawuma virtual event on 25th November 2020.Hunter New England
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Last updated: 30 Nov 2020