A joined-up approach to support people and communities in need
Collaboration across government, key organisations and with communities is the best way to provide individuals with the right supports to address the risk factors for offending and strengthen social recovery outcomes.
Grants and community forums to support Victorian local councils, not-for-profit organisations and other stakeholders to deliver innovative projects to address the causes of crime and improve community safety.
Grants of between $25,000 and $300,000 for councils, not for profit community organisations and other specialist organisations for partnership projects that deliver and evaluate innovative community safety and crime prevention initiatives.
Small multicultural and Aboriginal clubs and organisations are eligible to apply for grants to support projects that use cultural connection, sport, arts, music or other creative activities to engage young people.
Community partnerships to improve public safety are being supported thanks to $700,000 in crime prevention funding for six councils across Victoria to support the development of community-led crime prevention initiatives.
Brimbank, Hume and Melton LGAs are the first three communities to receive $700,000 Empowering Communities grants to develop and deliver community-led crime prevention initiatives, building on ideas from the Building Safer Communities forums.
Almost $4.4 million in grants funding has been awarded to 16 innovative projects across metropolitan and regional Victorian communities under the first round of the new Building Safer Communities Program.