2019 Impact 25
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  |  Fundraising

Government Opens Safer Community Grants


Thursday, 20th April 2017 at 3:01 pm
Lina Caneva
The federal government is offering grants worth a total of $9.5 million under the Safer Communities Fund to boost community safety across Australia.


Thursday, 20th April 2017
at 3:01 pm
Lina Caneva


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Government Opens Safer Community Grants
Thursday, 20th April 2017 at 3:01 pm

The federal government is offering grants worth a total of $9.5 million under the Safer Communities Fund to boost community safety across Australia.

The Safer Communities Fund is a grassroots level grant program to assist local communities address crime and anti-social behaviour and support crime prevention initiatives to keep communities safe.

In this round, the government said 71 organisations would share in $9.5 million worth of funding which was promised in the coalition’s election commitments.

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan said: “The coalition government recognises that local solutions are often the best way to deal with local issues, which is why we are providing funding to local communities in areas identified where local crime and anti-social behaviour is a problem.

“Under the Safer Communities Fund, local councils and community organisations will receive funding to boost their crime prevention initiatives through the installation of fixed and mobile CCTV or lighting.

“As we all know, CCTV and security infrastructure has been a key factor in both solving crimes and preventing crimes. That’s why our Safer Communities Fund represents such a significant and important investment where it is needed most to crack down on local crime and anti-social behaviour.”

In the lead up to the 2016 federal election the coalition pledged a $40 million Safer Communities Fund to:

  • boost the efforts of identified local councils and community organisations to address crime and anti-social behaviour by funding crime prevention initiatives (such as fixed and mobile CCTV and lighting)
  • protect schools, pre-schools and community organisations that are facing security risks associated with racial or religious intolerance.

Further information on the Safer Communities Fund is here.


Lina Caneva  |  Editor  |  @ProBonoNews

Lina Caneva has been a journalist for more than 35 years. She was the editor of Pro Bono Australia News from when it was founded in 2000 until 2018.


Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

WA giving circle helping grow philanthropic culture

Luke Michael

Monday, 4th November 2019 at 4:27 pm

Helping people and the planet

Contributor

Monday, 28th October 2019 at 7:45 am

Market, what market? Why bottom up innovation is so rare in human services

Nicholas Gruen

Tuesday, 23rd July 2019 at 8:10 am

Hey – look over here!

David Crosbie

Wednesday, 17th July 2019 at 5:47 pm

POPULAR

The NDIS needs a new plan

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 at 8:15 am

White Ribbon Australia to see another day

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 25th November 2019 at 5:05 pm

Aussie charity wins Business of the Year Award

Luke Michael

Monday, 25th November 2019 at 3:55 pm

Government vows to remove young people with disability from aged care

Luke Michael

Thursday, 28th November 2019 at 8:11 am

2019 Impact 25
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!