Funds available for community safety initiatives


Northern-based LNP Senator Ian Macdonald is encouraging local communities across the Kennedy electorate to take safety into their own hands by applying for a grant in Round Two of the Safer Streets Programme.

Senator Macdonald said councils, not for profit organisations and other eligible community groups including Chambers of Commerce are encouraged to apply for funding to implement appropriate community safety and crime prevention initiatives.

“This is a great opportunity for local community organisations to apply for funding to turn their ideas for crime prevention and community safety into reality,” Senator Macdonald said.

Senator Macdonald said there were two funding streams through which funds can be accessed - Crime Prevention through Environmental Design Initiatives, and Developmental Crime Prevention initiatives by PCYCs.

“Whether it’s the installation of CCTVs in crime hot spots or behavioural and educational programmes to keep youth off the streets, I strongly encourage eligible groups and organisations to submit an application.”

“This is a great opportunity to customise security and crime prevention initiatives to target local hotspots and areas of concern.” 

More than $19million in funding was awarded under Round 1 of the programme for projects across 150 locations to deliver security enhancements such as better lighting and CCTV in retail, entertainment and commercial precincts.

The Safer Streets Programme uses proceeds of crime – confiscated from criminals – to fund local crime prevention projects.

Applications close 2.00pm on 17 February, 2016. Further information on the Safer Streets Programme, including eligibility criteria and application forms is available at www.ag.gov.au

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