Mildura Rural City Council has received more than $80,000 in Victorian Government funding as part of the statewide Free from Violence program.
The initiative aims to combat family violence and violence against women through a raft of preventative measures.
Councillor for Community Wellbeing and Services Min Poole said that over the next 12 months Council would use the funding to focus on early parenting as a way to not only engage the community, but deepen the community’s understanding of the gendered drivers of violence against women.
“This significant funding injection will help us plan and deliver projects and training, working hand-in-hand with the Victorian Government, the community and local agencies,” Cr Poole said.
The Free from Violence program is based around three phases of activity:
This initial $80,000 funding announcement is part of the first phase of activity – known as the Free from Violence First Action Plan 2018 – 2021.