Three Wimmera projects will share in funding of $28,000 to raise awareness of family violence in Aboriginal communities.
Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford said the Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Group identified the projects as priority areas for funding in their community.
Horsham Wimmera LAECG has won $16,181 for a Koori Youth Forum.
It will encourage education groups and students from across the region to take a more leading role in developing their own strategies toward cultural safety, education awareness, prevention and healing.
A $7561 grant will help Goolum Goolum Aboriginal Co-operative host a Hands Together Cultural Camp to provide a clear alignment toward the indigenous family violence 10-year plan.
Wurega Aboriginal Corporation will use a $4264 grant towards a Wimmera Women’s Weaving Group project to provide a culturally safe environment where women and girls can attend.