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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.

In 2019, City of Parramatta ran 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. 

Seven organisations received $5,000 in funding and support. Projects will be funded for up to 12 months. 

The grants program is now closed.


Grant Program Objectives 

The program funded projects that addressed 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.
     

2019-2020 Successful Projects Are:

Hope Connect

Project:  Telopea Shed - Construction Zone: Woodworking & Carpentry Skills for Women

Which Guidelines did it aim to address: The project challenges gender stereotypes and roles  and normalises gender equality in public and private life.
 

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.
 

Relief Hope Agency Nation Development Service, Inc. 

Project:  African’s Forced Marriage and Safety for Women Training: Working with Male Caregivers to promote safe, equal relationships and choice in marriage

Which Guideline 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.
 

Roselea Football Club

Project:  Breaking down sporting gender stereo types for boys and men in Football via Mentoring and Coaching from Female Professional 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.
 

StartSome Good

Project:  SHIFT: Supporting the Development of Female Entrepreneurs in Paramatta

Which Guideline did it aim to Address:   The project promotes women’s independence and decision making in public life and/ or in in relationships; 
 

The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre 

Project:  We can do it! Empowering women with tools and skills: Establishing a Women’s Shed

Which Guideline did it aim to Address:   The project challenges gender stereotypes and roles and normalises gender equality in public and private life.
 

The Northern Centre

Project:  DADS&bubs: A Playgroup for Fathers

Which Guidelines did it aim to Address:  The project challenges gender stereotypes and roles;  normalises gender equality in public and private life.
 

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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