Chris Whiting MP wants local community organisations to apply for grants that support people experiencing domestic and family violence (DFV) in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.
Community organisations are eligible for grants of up $5,000 to run community events, projects or activities to be completed by the end of September 2020.
“We’re committed to creating a safe Queensland for all people and driving cultural change on how we deal with DV,” said Chris Whiting MP.
“The Palaszczuk Government knows there are some Queenslanders who face challenges and barriers to seeking support and protection.
“Many women from CALD backgrounds are not able to recognise their partner’s abusive behaviour as DFV as it may be normalised in their home culture.
“For some women a limited pool of translators and in-language materials may prevent them from accessing help they desperately need
We want to meet the needs and challenges of all Queenslanders suffering FDV and we need to make sure support services are culturally appropriate and accessible,” said Chris Whiting
Local community groups are encouraged to apply for a grant for projects that:
- build the capability of DFV services to respond appropriately to CALD communities
- increase the capacity of DFV services to support women from CALD backgrounds
- increase availability of translated resources and interpretive services
- support community leaders to contribute to the prevention of DFV
- support community responsiveness and working with community resources
- establish community-led accessible, approachable and appropriate community education that addresses current barriers
- support women impacted by violence to navigate the legal system.
To find out more about the grants and how to apply visit the https://www.csyw.qld.gov.au/about-us/funding-grants/funding-available
Applications close at 12 noon on Friday, 10 April 2020.