Community Safety Fund grants of up to $10,000 have been awarded to support 100 new local crime prevention and community safety projects.
The projects will be delivered by Victorian councils and community organisations such as sporting clubs, multicultural community groups, Scouts groups and trader associations.
More than $636,000 has been allocated to communities for 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 prevent motor vehicle and personal property theft and to prevent residential and retail burglaries.
These projects will help to deter crime and encourage the community to work together to improve safety in their local area.
A full list of the projects that have been funded through the 2018-19 round of Community Safety Fund grants is available on our website.
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.