New local crime prevention initiatives have been awarded grants through the 2019-20 Community Safety Fund.
More than $700,000 has been allocated to councils and community organisations for 63 projects designed to address local crime and safety issues. The grants will also help to support local partnerships and engage community members on the crime types which affect them.
Projects to be funded include new security equipment and infrastructure at community facilities and small-scale upgrades to public spaces such as streetscapes, parks and reserves.
Sixteen new crime prevention and safety education and awareness initiatives will also each receive up to $25,000, in a strong response to the increased grant amount made available to these types of projects this year. This increase in funding will enable more comprehensive and wider reaching initiatives that incorporate a broader range of activities, such as information sessions, videos and multi-faceted campaigns.
A full list of the successful projects for the 2019-20 Community Safety Fund is available on our website.
Since 2015-16, the Victorian Government has provided almost $3.7 million to support 523 Community Safety Fund projects.
The grants are part of the Victorian Government’s Community Crime Prevention Program which helps promote community safety and prevent crime in communities across Victoria.