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Round one of domestic and family violence innovation fund announced

19 Jun 2017

Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward has today announced seven successful applicants of the first round of the Domestic and Family Violence Innovation Fund.

The $20 million Innovation Fund is an Australian first that provides financial investment for projects focusing on prevention, early intervention, and crisis response to reduce domestic and family violence in NSW.

Projects range from more support in rural communities, more support for people with a disability and more support for education in the workforce.

“I am excited about what these projects offer the community and victim-survivors of domestic violence,” Ms Goward said

More than $4.8 million from this round of the Fund will be invested in these projects.

Applications were open to service providers, non-government organisations, community groups, educational institutions, government agencies, and the private sector.

The Fund forms part of the NSW Domestic and Family Violence Blueprint for Reform 2016-2021: Safer Lives for Women, Men and Children.

For further information on the successful projects, please visit: http://www.women.nsw.gov.au/violence_prevention/innovation-fund or phone (02) 9248 0800.