The current Labor government has extended some of the previous Liberal-Nationals government’s crime prevention grants for a 12 month period. These include
1. Community Safety Fund grants, where grants of up to $10,000 can be made to public halls and buildings to improve security and encourage community participation. In previous rounds, scout halls, neighbourhood halls and a range of other facilities have used this grant scheme to improve lighting, security systems, external fencing and the like. Applications close on Friday 10 July.
2. Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants, where applications must be in by Friday 21 August. This scheme is open to local councils and can fund infrastructure upgrades to a maximum of $250,000. In the past this grants scheme has been used to deploy CCTV systems across Victoria and to upgrade community parks with Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles.
I encourage local community organisations and councils to apply for one of these grants.
For further information visit http://www.crimeprevention.vic.gov.au/home/our+grants/