| May 27, 2016

Grants to boost safety

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is encouraging community groups and councils to apply for Community Safety Fund grants of up to $10,000.

“Communities have the chance to access funding streams that are intended to boost security and help tackle local crime issues,” Ms Kealy said.

“These grants, established by the former National-Liberal Government help not-for-profit community groups and councils to deliver projects that prevent crime, improve safety and strengthen community engagement,” she said.

Ms Kealy said security screens, alarms, fencing and gates had been funded in the past.

In addition to providing new security equipment, the grants can also be used for the following projects:

  • Education and awareness initiatives that help prevent motor vehicle theft, personal property and residential theft and retail burglaries; and
  • Small-scale improvements and upgrades in public spaces including parks and reserves and streetscapes to encourage more foot traffic.

Ms Kealy said applications were open to community groups and councils until 4pm on Friday, 1 July 2016.

Further information, including guidelines for those looking to apply for the grants, is available at crimeprevention.vic.gov.au.

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