Jason Falinski has called on Northern Beaches Council and community organisations in the Beaches to apply for a share of up to $1 million in funding through the Safer Communities Fund.
The Safer Communities Fund is an Australian Government commitment to keep Australians safe and secure by enhancing the efforts of local councils and community organisations to address crime and antisocial behaviour.
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.
Grant applications for round three of the Safer Communities Fund are now open.
Councils and community organisation 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 through environmental design initiatives.
“As well as the infrastructure stream, 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,” Mr Falinski said
“By empowering local organisations and councils to improve their security infrastructure, addressing crime and anti-social behaviour, the initiative increases perceptions of safety and cohesion, fostering viable and vibrant communities into the future.”
Applications for the infrastructure stream are open 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.