Applications are now open for round five of the Safer Communities Fund, with communities across Australia set to share in up to $55.1 million in grants to improve public safety and security.
Federal Member for Groom John McVeigh welcomed the boost in funding under this important program and encouraged local organisations across Toowoomba and the Darling Downs to apply.
“The Safer Communities Fund provides funding to community organisations, schools, pre-schools, and local councils to help implement and boost crime prevention and security initiatives such as CCTV and lighting. Grants of up to $1 million are available,” Dr McVeigh said.
“The aim of the program is to increase feelings of safety in the Australian community and to reduce crime, violence and anti-social behaviour. We all have the right to feel safe.”
Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs Jason Wood said that the Government had delivered on its promise of an extra $20 million to help meet current funding demands.
“This funding is in addition to the $41.9 million announced on 24 October 19 for 127 activities to protect children in the community facing risks associated with racial and religious intolerance under round four of the Safer Communities Fund,” he said.
“This fifth round brings the total funding allocated under the Safer Communities Fund to more than $180.1 million,” Assistant Minister Wood said.
For further information about round five, including how to apply and eligibility criteria, visit www.business.gov.au
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