Community groups across the Tweed can apply for up to $250,000 from the NSW Government to help address local crime hot spots by creating ‘community safety initiatives’ that reduce anti-social behaviour.
NSW Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant said: “We know there is always more that can be done to stamp out crime in our towns and suburbs and we are working with the community to identify opportunities.
“The reasons for and consequences of crime in one region of NSW can be very different to other regions, therefore it is important that we invest in local solutions.”
Eligible projects should:
- address local crime hot spots
- address anti-social behaviour in communities
- promote safer and inclusive use of public space
- promote collaborative approaches to community safety, crime reduction, prevention and detection.
Last year 14 projects received funding through the NSW Government’s Community Safety Fund including:
- $208,519 for McLeay Valley Chamber of Commerce towards the installation of CCTV system in Kempsey, South West Rocks and Crescent Head CBDs;
- $244,500 for Midnight Basketball Ltd for a social inclusion program using sport to engage young people in Grafton, Griffith, Blacktown and Foster.
- $125,000 for the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence for the Friday Night Live Youth Program focused on sport and healthy activities targeting Indigenous youth aged 12 to 18 in Redfern, Waterloo, Glebe and Darlinghurst.
To apply for funding, visit the Crime Prevention website.