A total of $2M is available from the Free From Violence Local Government Project (FFVLG) to promote gender equality to stop the scourge of family violence.
Free From Violence Local Government Project (FFVLG)
The Free From Violence Local Government Project (FFVLG) aims to support Councils taking a lead role in the primary prevention of family violence and all forms of violence against women.
Local government is a key partner in the prevention of family violence and all forms of violence against women, as highlighted in the Victorian Government’s Free from Violence: Victoria’s strategy to prevent family violence and all forms of violence against women and subsequent Action Plan.
The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) is also being funded as part of this project to build primary prevention capacity across all councils and specifically with the successful grantees; and to develop evaluation and reporting processes for the project.
A total of $2 million will be made available to local councils to develop and deliver initiatives at a workplace level and community facing level.
Funding is available through two categories: individual council application ($100,000 maximum) or collective council application. Collective council applications will be judged independently, based on the number of councils.
Funding will be provided to a number of Victorian councils to:
- Build capacity and capability across council to embed primary prevention principles and activity; and/or
- Scale up existing successful and promising prevention activities where there is existing capability; and/or
- Develop and trial new, innovate primary prevention activities where there is existing capability.
Councils will need to demonstrate how the activities undertaken through this grants round will be sustainable beyond the funded period.
All Victorian councils are eligible to apply for funding, individually or as part of a cluster. Priority will be given to
applications that encompass some or all of the following components:
- Structural and systems change that impact on the organisation and community to address gender inequality with a specific focus on the gendered drivers of violence against women;
- Existing expertise in, and commitment to, primary prevention of family violence and all forms of violence against women; or demonstrate readiness to commence primary prevention of violence against women activity;
- A commitment by council executives and elected officials to gender equality and the prevention of family violence and all forms of violence against women;
- Structural and systems change to support people and the organisation to challenge sexism and discrimination; and
- Where local community agencies and specialist services will partner with council to establish a whole-of community approach to gender equality and the prevention of family violence.
Applications close 30 May 2018.