CRIME FIGHTING FUND TO HELP COMMUNITIES STAY SAFE NOW OPEN

Monday, 16 January 2017

Community groups can secure up to $250,000 per project

NORTHERN Tablelands MP Adam Marshall is encouraging communities across the region to lodge an application for up to $250,000 in funding from the NSW Government’s $10 million Community Safety Fund.

The program, of which the latest round was launched today, is open to non-government or not-for-profit organisations, community groups, chambers of commerce and businesses to implement community safety and crime prevention initiatives throughout the state.

Mr Marshall is urging communities across the electorate to think outside the square and develop innovative ideas to reduce crime and stamp out anti-social behaviour.

“This $10 million investment enhances the efforts of the government to push down crime and reduce the fear of crime in our communities,” Mr Marshall said.

“Our police across the New England and Barwon Local Area Commands do a fantastic job and this funding program is a terrific opportunity for local communities to come up with strategies and plans to consolidate their work.

“The reasons and consequences of crime in one town can be very different to another therefore it is important to invest in local solutions.”

“I want everyone to feel safe and proud of our local community and this funding allows unique solutions to be implemented.

“I urge local councils and community organisations to apply – we need to work together to address anti-social behavior, and I am looking forward to seeing some of the submissions.”

The Community Safety Fund will support projects that:
• Address local crime hot spots;
• Address anti-social behaviour in communities;
• Promote safe and inclusive use of public spaces; and
• Promote collaborative approaches to community safety and crime reduction, prevention and detection initiatives.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 20 February 2017. For further information on the NSW Government’s Community Safety Fund and to apply please visit www.crimeprevention.nsw.gov.au

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