Gippsland South The Nationals Grants Grnats Community Safety

Community Safety Grants now open

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is encouraging local not-for-profit groups to apply for up to $25,000 to improve community safety.

Mr O’Brien said the grants are designed to fund projects with a focus on local community crime prevention and are currently open for applications.

“These grants are a great resource for increasing community safety and will help ease the financial burden on our local not-for-profit groups.

“I strongly urge any of our local community groups to put their hand up for these grants.”

The grants are available under two streams. The first stream offers up to $10,000 for projects that aim to prevent crime relating to community facilities and public spaces. Examples of such projects include installation of security camera or small-scale improvements to streetscapes, parks and reserves.

The second stream offers up to $25,000 for projects that improve education and awareness on home safety, theft from business, personal property theft in public places and theft of or from motor vehicles.

For more information or to lodge an application visit

Organisations looking to apply can contact Mr O’Brien by email at [email protected] or call 03 5144 1987 to arrange a letter of support.

Applications will remain open until 4pm on Friday 18 October 2019.

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