Grants to improve community safety
Nationals Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp, is encouraging community groups and councils to apply for the Community Safety Fund grants of up to $10,000.
“Not-for-profit community groups and councils, through these grants, can deliver projects that help prevent crime, improve safety and strengthen community engagement,” Mr Crisp said.
“Residents have the right to feel safe while they are in their local community and these grants further encourage that,” he said.
Mr Crisp said security screens, alarms, fencing and gates had been funded in the past, while the grants offer small-scale improvements and upgrades to public spaces.
In addition to providing new security equipment, the grants can also be used for education and awareness initiatives that help prevent motor vehicle theft, personal property and residential theft and retail burglaries.
Mr Crisp said applications were open to community and sporting groups and councils until 4pm on Friday, 1 July.
For further information about the grants, including guidelines for applicants, visit www.crimeprevention.vic.gov.au