- $147,585 awarded in community crime prevention grants
- More than $70,000 targeted towards domestic violence projects
Domestic violence programs are a focus in the latest round of the Liberal National Government's crime prevention grants totalling $147,585.
Deputy Premier and Police Minister Liza Harvey said nine community organisations and local governments would receive grants for projects that had significant crime prevention benefits.
"This round of grants is focused on projects that help women overcome domestic violence through education, self-defence and legal advice," Ms Harvey said.
The Minister said the Zonta House Refuge grant would fund education workshops designed to empower and educate women who had experienced family and domestic violence and rebuild their self-esteem, emotional resilience and self-confidence.
"Zonta's new Keep Safe Program will also be funded, which includes several self-defence classes for women and children to defend themselves from violent attacks," she said. "WA Police will provide information about safety in the home and family lawyers will explain the rules around violence restraining orders."
The successful applicants were:
|Angelhands Inc||LIFE Program||$15,992|
|City of Gosnells||Seniors Home Safety Audit and Awareness||$ 9,400|
|Floreat Uniting Church||Derby Positive Futures||$18,292|
|Laverton Local Drug Action Group||Barbecue trailer||$14,832|
|Mission Australia||Carnarvon Family and Domestic Violence Victim Support||$25,000|
|Shire of Murray||Social EYEs||$ 9,569|
|Torchbearers for Legacy in WA||Personal Alarms and Home Security||$25,000|
|Western Australian Family Violence Prevention Legal Service||Ochre Ribbon Round||$ 4,500|
|Zonta House Refuge||Positive Pathways Education Workshops||$25,000|
- The total annual crime prevention grants pool is $1.05 million
- Grants go towards crime prevention initiatives to improve community safety
Deputy Premier and Police Minister's office - 6552 5900