Nearly $40,000 has been awarded to support five local crime prevention projects in Western Victoria under the latest round of the Victorian Government’s Community Safety Fund (CSF) grants.
The grants provide up to $10,000 in funding to councils and not-for-profit groups, for projects that help prevent crime and support people to feel safer and more engaged in their communities.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP congratulated the organisations on being awarded the grant to deliver their projects.
Recipients of the funding include:
- SkillsConnection – $8,838.18 for the Installation of a security roller door for the studio facility and sensor security lighting across three different sites for Skills Connection in Colac to prevent future break-ins and improve perceptions of safety;
- Colac Football Netball Club – $6,930.00 for the Installation of an alarm system at the Colac Football Netball Club social rooms to prevent further burglaries;
- Wye River Surf Lifesaving Club Inc – $5,377.27 for the Installation of security screens and locks at the Wye River Surf Life Saving Club bunkhouse to improve perceptions of safety and prevent theft of property;
- Blue Light Victoria Inc (on behalf of Portland Blue Light) – $8,576.00 for the delivery of a three-month community safety radio campaign and a poster art competition in local schools in Glenelg Shire to help protect the community against the impacts of residential burglary, theft from motor vehicles and theft of personal property in public places, particularly over the spring/summer holiday period. The winning entries from the school competition will be distributed as stickers and postcards to promote key messages across the shire;
- Port Fairy Surf Lifesaving Club – $7,855.00 for the Installation of security sensor lighting and an electronic card reader system at the Port Fairy Surf Life Saving Club to protect vital lifesaving equipment;
The Victorian Government has allocated $719,673 for 110 projects across Victoria through the 2017–18 round of CSF grants.
The grants are part of the Victorian Government’s $19.4 million investment in the Community Crime Prevention Program.
For further information about the grants visit crimeprevention.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“These grants recognise that local councils and not-for-profit community groups are best placed to identify local crime problems and, importantly, to develop real solutions to local issues.”
“Our local communities understand local issues. I am proud to be able to provide them with the funds they need to improve the safety and security of community facilities and stop crime before it happens.”
“These projects will go a long way in improving community safety and preventing crime in communities across Western Victoria.”