Member for Penrith Stuart Ayres MP today presented the Nepean Domestic Violence Network with a NSW Government grant of $1000 to help raise awareness about the impact of domestic violence.
“Nepean Domestic Violence Network has been awarded this grant to undertake a “Stop D V Day” project in Penrith’s ‘pop up’ park and will include an information stall with educational material and self- care information,” said Stuart Ayres.
The Nepean Domestic Violence Network will work in conjunction with local businesses to raise awareness of the impacts of Domestic Violence in the Penrith community highlighting that the prevention of Domestic Violence is a community wide issue and responsibility.
The event which will be held on Thursday 8th May 2014 will consist of an information stall run by specialist Domestic Violence workers. The stall will have giveaways including educative materials, vouchers and self-care information. The aim is to provide soft entry approach information as well as specific Domestic Violence information.
Additionally, children’s activities and entertainment will be provided by local businesses and artists in order to create an inviting space for families to participate in the educative and interactive experience of the day.
“These small grants are part of the NSW Government’s domestic violence reforms to increase the focus on prevention and early intervention,” Stuart Ayres said.
To find out more about the Domestic Violence Small Grants Program, go to www.women.nsw.gov.au.