Marino calls Safer Communities Fund applications

Member for Forrest Nola Marino said grant applications for round two of the Turnbull Government’s Safer Communities Fund programme is now open.

Local councils and community organisations are invited to apply through this open competitive round for funding for security enhancement projects, such as CCTV, bollards and lighting.

The Safer Communities Fund provides grants of up to $1 million for security infrastructure initiatives that address crime and anti-social behaviour, help reduce the fear of crime, increase feelings of safety, and contribute to the safety of communities that may be at risk of racial and/or religious intolerance.

Mrs Marino said investment in security infrastructure at local crime hotspots would reduce fear of crime and contribute to greater community safety and resilience in the South West.

Further information on the Safer Communities Fund is available on the website at business.gov.au/safer-communities-fund, or by calling 13 28 46. Applications close on 14 November 2017.