Funding for Peel Says No to Violence Regional Alliance


Minister for Women Michaelia Cash and Canning MHR Andrew Hastie meet representatives of local organisations about the regional alliance.
Minister for Women Michaelia Cash and Canning MHR Andrew Hastie meet representatives of local organisations about the regional alliance.

PEEL Community Development Group has been awarded $147,000 for its Peel Says No to Violence Regional Alliance.

It is one of 28 groups out of 680 applications to receive funding.

The project, already underway, will establish a regional alliance to tackle violence against women by developing and trialling a community education campaign to promote services and key messages through community and business ambassadors.

Canning MHR Andrew Hastie said the project would also use data gathered by the group to help inform local service providers, community groups and government about how they could work together to deliver better services for women and children in need.

“It is important that we promote a culture of zero-|tolerance of violence against women in the community and this project, particularly the regional alliance, will help spread that message,” he said.

Mr Hastie encouraged local business, community leaders, residents and other stakeholders to pledge their support for this project and take a stand against violence towards women and children.

Peel Community Development Group project consultant Francis Lynch said the funding would enable the group to achieve its ultimate aim of a community-based response to domestic violence.