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Grants for Safer Communities

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is encouraging not-for-profit organisations with ideas to help improve community safety to apply for a grant of up to $25,000.

Mr O’Brien said community safety remained a key concern for the electorate and that these grants represented a great opportunity to tackle that at a local level.

“We have a number of great local not-for-profits that work to reduce crime and improve community safety through a number of inclusive programs whether that’s through a community garden, art classes, sport or anything in-between,” Mr O’Brien said.

“These grants represent an opportunity for those organisations to secure some much-needed funds to continue existing programmes or support the start-up of new ones.”

The Building Safer Communities Program, consists of two categories of grants, both aiming to improve community safety;

  • Creating Safe Places – to fund urban design projects that apply an inclusive environmental design approach to deter crime, increase safety and activate public places.
  • Crime Prevention Innovation Fund – to deliver and evaluate innovative community safety and crime prevention initiatives.

Applications are now open and close at 4pm on 15 March 2021.

An information session for perspective applicants will be held on Tuesday 9, February 2021 at 2.00 – 3.30pm via zoom. For more details, including how to apply visit:


25 January 2021

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