- Applications now open for round three of the Safer Communities Fund
- The program delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure
- The Coalition Government has committed up to $30 million under round three of the program
A share in $1 million of funding is on offer for local councils and community organisations in the Parkes electorate, under round three of the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund.
Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton, said his electorate has benefited greatly from recent funding rounds of the program, which helps to address crime and antisocial behaviour.
“I announced more than $250,000 in funding to build safer communities across my electorate as part of round two of this program in June, which is an excellent outcome,” Mr Coulton said.
“With applications for round three open now, I strongly encourage local councils and community organisations to put forward their applications.
“Security enhancement projects including CCTV, bollards, lighting and crime prevention through environmental design are all great initiatives for potential grants under the Safer Communities Fund.”
Due to the program’s success, the Coalition Government announced in May an additional $30 million in funding from assets confiscated by the Commonwealth as proceeds of crime.
“As well as the infrastructure stream, the third round will include a separate early intervention stream for community organisations to deliver crime prevention or activity based youth engagement projects,” Mr Coulton said.
“By empowering local organisations and councils to improve their security infrastructure, we can make crucial headway in addressing crime and anti-social behaviour in our communities.”
Applications for the infrastructure stream are now open and will close on 25 September 2018. Information on how to apply is available on the Safer Communities Fund – Infrastructure Stream website at www.business.gov.au/safer-communities-fund, or by calling 13 28 46. Apply now at www.grants.gov.au.
Applications under the early intervention stream will open on 28 August 2018.
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