Community Safety Fund grants of up to $10,000 have been awarded for 110 projects to be delivered by community organisations including sporting clubs, multicultural communities, scouts, girl guides, traders associations and councils to implement local crime prevention and community safety initiatives.
Nearly $720,000 in total has been allocated to these new crime prevention projects which include:
- new security equipment and infrastructure such as locks, vandal-proof security lighting, security screens, alarms, fencing and gates
- small-scale, physical improvements and upgrades to public spaces such as streetscapes, parks and reserves to improve community use of these areas
- education and awareness initiatives to help prevent motor vehicle and personal property theft and to prevent residential and retail burglaries.
These projects will help to prevent crime and assist people to feel safer and more engaged in their community.
View a full list of projects that have been funded through the 2017-18 round of Community Safety Fund grants.
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.