Safer Communities Fund applications re-open

Fast facts:
– Applications for round three of the Safer Communities Fund are now open
– The program delivers on the Morrison Government’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure
– The Morrison Government has committed up to $30 million under round three of the program

Member for Forrest Nola Marino has called on South West organisations and councils to apply for a share of up to $1 million in funding through the Safer Communities Fund.

The Safer Communities Fund is a Morrison Government commitment to keep Australians safe and secure by enhancing the efforts of local councils and community organisations to address crime and antisocial behaviour.

Due to the program’s success, the Morrison Government announced in May an additional $30 million in funding from assets confiscated by the Commonwealth as proceeds of crime.

Local councils and community organisation are invited to apply through the third round of funding for security enhancement projects, including for initiatives such as CCTV, bollards, lighting and crime prevention through environmental design initiatives.

Mrs Marino said this round also includes a separate early intervention stream for community organisations to deliver crime prevention or youth engagement projects.

“By empowering local organisations and councils to improve their security infrastructure, addressing crime and anti-social behaviour, the initiative increases perceptions of safety and cohesion, fostering viable and vibrant communities into the future,” Mrs Marino said.

Applications for the infrastructure stream are now open and close on September 25.

Information on how to apply for funding is available on the Australian Government’s Safer Communities Fund – Infrastructure Stream website at business.gov.au/safer-communities-fund, or by calling 13 28 46.

Applications under the early intervention stream will open on August 28.

For more: business.gov.au/safer-communities-fund-early-intervention or call 13 28 46.