Funding to help communities stamp out crime

Published 6th November, 2015

Local communities across NSW can apply for up to $250,000 in funding to reduce crime and stamp out anti-social behaviour through community safety and crime prevention initiatives.

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Local communities across NSW can apply for funding to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour

The Community Safety Fund is available for individual grants for non-government or not-for-profit organisations, community groups, chambers of commerce and businesses for projects including upgrades of public spaces and community facilities or treatment programs for people at risk of offending.

Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant said the $10 million funding will help reduce reported violent crime rates and make NSW a safer place to live.

“The NSW Government is proud to support local organisations to develop new and targeted projects to help people feel safe and proud of their community and together we can make a difference to reduce crime and fear of crime,” Mr Grant said.

The Community Safety Fund supports projects that:

  • address local crime hot spots
  • address anti-social behavior in communities
  • promote safe and inclusive use of public spaces
  • promote collaborative approaches to community safety and crime reduction, prevention and detection initiatives.

For further information and to apply for funding please visit the Crime Prevention website.

Published 6th November, 2015