Publication date: Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Applications are now open for funding of up to $250,000 for local crime-fighting projects that tackle crime hot spots, address anti-social behaviour, promote safe use of public space and encourage people to work together to reduce crime.
Councils, community groups and non-government organisations are all encouraged to apply for the final round of grants under the NSW Community Safety Fund.
Funding projects at the local level recognises that locals are best placed to understand the issues faced within their communities. It also empowers local communities with ownership of the projects that will address crime and anti-social behaviour within their community.
This will be the final round of funding under the $10 million NSW Community Safety Fund. Over the last three years 52 projects have been successfully funded, with more than $7.3 million already invested in local infrastructure and service delivery initiatives for improving community safety.
Previous rounds of funding have seen many innovative ideas designed to meet the needs of the local community, many of which have been in regional and country NSW. Projects already funded include:
Applications are now open and will close at 5pm on Friday, 10 August 2018. For more information on the grants and how to apply go to www.crimeprevention.nsw.gov.au.