Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has called on local councils and community organisations in Durack to apply for a share of up to $1 million in funding through the Safer Communities Fund which is now open for round 3.
The Safer Communities Fund is a Federal Government commitment to keep Australians safe and secure by enhancing the efforts of local councils and community organisations to address crime and antisocial behaviour.
“I encourage councils and community organisations in my electorate to apply through the third round of funding for security enhancement projects, including for initiatives such as CCTV, bollards, lighting and crime prevention through environmental design initiatives,” Ms Price said.
Due to the program’s success, the Federal Government announced in May, an additional $30 million in funding from assets confiscated by the Commonwealth as proceeds of crime.
Round 3 will be split across two types of grant opportunities:
- About $18 million for infrastructure grants; and
- About $12 million for early intervention grants.
“As well as the infrastructure stream, I’m excited to announce that the third round includes the separate early intervention stream for community organisations to deliver crime prevention, or activity based youth engagement projects,” Ms Price said.
The two funding streams provide a robust example of the Government’s commitment to the safety and security of local communities.
Applications for the infrastructure stream close on 25 September 2018. Information on how to apply for funding is available on the Australian Government’s Safer Communities Fund – Infrastructure Stream website at business.gov.au/safer-communities-fund, or by calling 13 28 46.
Applications under the early intervention stream will open on 28 August 2018 and close on 25 September 2018. Information on how to apply for funding is available on the Australian Government’s Safer Communities Fund – Early Intervention Stream website at business.gov.au/safer-communities-fund-early-intervention or by calling 13 28 46.