The fund will invest up to $250,000 in individual grants for non-government or not-for-profit organisations, community groups, chambers of commerce and businesses to enhance safety and stamp out anti-social behaviour.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant is urging the community to contribute ideas.
“I want everyone to feel safe and if they have ideas on how we can benefit from this investment including with CCTV, safety campaigns, and lighting I urge them to speak up,” he said.
“This funding allows communities to create unique solutions that will assist with their challenges, and consultation with local organisations will ensure the Government is investing in projects that will make the greatest difference.”
Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police Andrew Gee MP will lead consultation across the state from next month and meet local community and business groups to discuss crime-fighting projects best suited for our towns and suburbs.
The fund will support projects that:
- address local crime hot spots
- address anti-social behaviour in communities
- promote safe and inclusive use of public spaces
- promote collaborative approaches to community safety and crime reduction, prevention and detection initiatives.
Further information regarding consultation sessions, visit the NSW Department of Justice