The recipients of the inaugural WHITE RIBBON BALL Albury Wodonga Committee, PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN GRANT PROGRAM
were announced at the BIG GIVE, Border Trust’s annual showcase.

The grants were presented by committee members – Cr David Thurley and Cr John Watson.

The 2017 Recipients are:

Melrose Football Club Amount: $2,515
Project: White Ribbon Day

Wodonga Middle Years College Amount: $1,500
Project: Love Right
Co Funded by YWCA Albury Wodonga

Junction Support Services Amount: $2,340
Project: Specialist Sexual Assault Training

Women’s Centre for Health & Wellbeing Amount: $8,000
Project: Domestic Violence No Interest Loans Scheme

YES Unlimited Amount: $4,600
Project: The Ripple Effect

Upper Murray Family Care Amount: $10,000
Project: PARKAS Program

Zonta Club Albury Wodonga Amount: $2,150
Project: Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Campaign


2017 White Ribbon Prevention of Violence against Women recipients presented by Cr David  Thurley and Cr John Watson


White Ribbon Committee – Albury Wodonga “Prevention of Violence Against Women” Grant Program


Grant Program General Information here.
Border Trust Grant Round opens 1 February.


The Prevention of Violence against Women Grants Program has been established in response to the rising incidences of family violence in the Albury Wodonga Communities. Since 2015, the Albury and Wodonga Councils have jointly hosted the annual White Ribbon Ball to raise awareness of the issue amongst local businesses and community members. Profits from the event fund the grant program.


  • Contribute to local research and understanding of the issue to drive prevention efforts
  • Reinforce gender equity and respectful relationships in workplaces, schools, clubs or broader community settings
  • Raise awareness in the community of the prevalence and impacts of family violence in Albury Wodonga
  • Increase knowledge of available services and assistance for those experiencing family violence, and
  • Provide support for the victims of family violence.


Application for funding can be made for projects, events and initiatives which encourage the prevention of violence against women and children.

Examples could include:

  • Conducting research on gender attitudes held by young people
  • Holding workplace initiatives to raise awareness of family violence, including White Ribbon Day activities
  • Helping support workplaces which wish to provide training opportunities about gender equity and respectful relationships
  • Increasing the skills and training of volunteers within organisations about family violence
  • Engaging White Ribbon ambassadors to speak at events which help promote an anti-violence message
  • Helping organisations host events and activities targeting young people which promote a message of respectful relationship behaviours and
  • Marketing initiatives which raise awareness of how to get help when experiencing family violence.


These grants are for agencies who offer services which support the victims of family violence. This can include counselling services, refugees and other support services. It can also be used to assist agencies with the financial costs that women may face to remove themselves from a situation where family violence occurs.

Examples could include:

  • Specialised training for direct victim assistance professionals, advocates, case managers, response team coordinators, counsellors, volunteers etc
  • Coordination, outreach and awareness campaigns
  • Conducting needs assessments or creating strategic plans
  • Comprehensive victim assistance including case management, the provision of basic services (housing, food, medical care, substance abuse treatment, dental care etc) victim advocacy, transportation assistance, life skills training, and emergency response services; and
  • Equipment and supplies for programs that provide victim assistance.


Under normal circumstances, grants with an upper limit of $10,000 will be offered annually.

Organisations applying for funding will only be considered if initiatives are delivered in Albury Wodonga for benefit of the Albury Wodonga communities.
Organisations must be community based and function for charitable purposes with a registered ABN.
Organisations with, and without, Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR Item 1) status are invited to apply.


Contact Border Trust for further information at or phone 02)60513349.