EMOWERING LOCALS TO MAKE COMMUNITIES SAFER

Publication date: 30 June 2018

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A South Sydney Rabbitohs program to help Indigenous people kick goals in life, wilderness treks for at-risk teens in Bowraville and a mobile youth centre on the Central Coast are some of the initiatives that benefited from the latest round of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government's $10 million Community Safety Fund. 

Attorney General Mark Speakman and Minister for Police Troy Grant today completed the announcement of $2.4 million to support 16 projects across the state ranging from $250,000 to install CCTV in Lismore CBD to $8,000 for an education program about sexting for teens in the Hunter.

Mr Speakman said the NSW Government recognises that crime prevention begins at the grassroots level and is working with the community to target crime and address anti-social behaviour.

"Locals understand the problems their communities face and play a crucial role in addressing them, which is why we are investing in innovative grassroots projects that will make NSW an even safer place to live," Mr Speakman said.

Mr Grant said we know a one-size-fits-all approach does not work when it comes to reducing crime, which is why the government encourages community participation and creative solutions that make people feel safe and proud of where they live.

"I'm particularly pleased to see many projects in country NSW, including Broken Hill, Narromine and Moama, were successful in receiving a grant in the last funding round," Mr Grant said.

"The safety and security of NSW communities is of paramount importance, which is why we are delivering one more round of Community Safety Fund before the end of the year."

The Community Safety Fund provides grants of up to $250,000 for initiatives that tackle local crime hotspots, reduce anti-social behaviour, promote safe and inclusive use of public space and encourage people to work together to prevent crime.

Since it launched in 2015, the Community Safety Fund has delivered $7.5 million to fund 52 projects in communities across NSW.

Information on how to apply for the next round of funding will be provided in coming weeks.

 SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS AND PROJECTS

  • $250,000 for Walgett Local Area Land Council – Light of Mother Earth Keeps Us Safe
  • $185,000 for Community Activities Lake Macquarie – Cardiff Collaborative Project
     
  • $81,746 for Penrith City Council – North St Marys Community Safety Project
     
  • $213,164 for MiiMi Aboriginal Corporation – Remember your Dreaming
     
  • $99,790 for Scouts Association of Australia NSW Branch – Scouting for At-risk Youth
     
  • $124,950 for Eurobodalla Shire Council – Y DRIVE

  • $165,581 for NSW Farmers Association – Rural Crime Security Assessment Workshops
     
  • $94,000 for Warrumbungle Shire Council – Warrumbungle Safe Streets
     
  • $76,763 for Murray River Council – CCTV in Moama
     
  • $40,000 for Youth off the Streets – Bourke Outreach – Night Patrol
     
  • $8,000 for VOCAL NSW – Sexting and Sexual Harassment Intervention Program
     
  • $165,010 for Regional Youth Support Services – You CARE
     
  • $198,706 for Souths Cares – Deadly Youth Mentoring
     
  • $247,357 for Just Reinvest NSW Inc. – Community Engagement and Facilitation
     
  • $179,088 for Narromine Shire Council – Narromine Safer Streets CCTV
     
  • $250,000 for Lismore City Council – Safe City CCTV Renewal