Safer Communities Fund Applications Now Open

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Safer Communities Fund Applications Now Open

LNP Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz, has called on the local council and community organisations in our local area to apply for a share of up to $1 million in funding through the Safer Communities Fund.

Mr Buchholz today welcomed the announcement that grant applications for round three of the Safer Communities Fund are now open.

“The local council and community organisations are invited to apply through the third round of funding for security enhancement projects, including for initiatives such as CCTV, bollards, lighting and crime prevention”, Mr Buchholz said.

“As well as infrastructure projects, I’m excited to announce that the third round includes a separate early intervention stream for community organisations to deliver crime prevention or activity based youth engagement projects”.

Scott Buchholz said the two funding streams provide a robust example of the Government’s commitment to the safety and security of local communities and build on top of the previous success of the safer communities fund in our community.

“By empowering local organisations and councils to improve their security infrastructure, addressing crime and anti-social behaviour, the initiative increases safety and cohesion, fostering viable and vibrant communities into the future.”

ENDS

·         Applications for the infrastructure stream open today and 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.

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