Minister for Women Pru Goward and Member for Oatley, Mr Mark Coure MP, today announced the NSW Government has awarded a grant to the St George region to help raise awareness about the impact of domestic violence.
A grant of $1000 has been awarded to the St George Domestic Violence Committee to develop domestic and family violence awareness and provide more informational resources to the community. The grant will specifically be used in the printing and distribution of domestic violence booklets and a forum organised by the Kogarah Council.
The announcement was made today in support of National White Ribbon Day; a day Australians join together to make a stand against domestic violence.
George River College in Oatley held a school assembly today where students, staff, and community members took a pledge against domestic violence. Also in attendance were Local Member Mark Coure MP and the well-known rugby player, Mario Fenech.
Mr Coure said, ?I am pleased our community is showing strong support for domestic violence prevention. This is an important issue that we cannot and will not overlook.?
George River College, Oatley, is setting a great example for New South Wales in making a strong stand and developing greater awareness in our region.?
The new grant awarded today will continue to guide our community in the right direction. It will help prevent domestic violence issues of the future.?
Ms Goward said, ?The small grants are part of the NSW Government?s domestic violence reforms to increase the focus on prevention and early intervention.?
Each successful local Domestic and Family Violence Committee has received up to $1,000 funding for grassroots activities designed to raise awareness about the impacts of domestic violence.?
The Local Domestic and Family Violence Committees are comprised of representatives from both government and non-government service providers.