The Victorian Government has awarded $455,895 in Graffiti Prevention Grants for a range of new initiatives aimed at tackling illegal graffiti.

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

Projects selected to receive funding include the development of graffiti management strategies and audits, various anti-graffiti education programs for young people, a place-making project and the design and delivery of murals.

Graffiti vandalism is costly for communities and property owners to remove and prevent, and effects 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 2019-20 Graffiti Prevention Grants program here.