The Victorian Government has awarded $418,514 in Graffiti Prevention Grants for a range of new initiatives aimed at tackling illegal graffiti.

Nineteen graffiti prevention projects by Victorian councils will be funded under the latest grants round. Councils will now partner with their communities to deliver the initiatives over the next twelve months.

Projects selected to receive the funding include various anti-graffiti education programs for young people, vertical gardens and landscaping, murals and public art installations and the production of a video targeting local business owners and property developers.

Graffiti vandalism is costly for communities and property owners to remove and prevent, and affects the appearance and perceptions of safety of neighbourhoods.

The Graffiti Prevention Grants provide funding of up to $30,000 to assist councils and communities to prevent graffiti vandalism from occurring in their local area.

View a list of projects funded under the 2018-19 Graffiti Prevention Grants program here.