TWEED businesses and community groups are being encouraged to share their crime prevention ideas and apply for up to $250,000 in NSW Government funding.
Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest, said more than $2.6 million is available as part of the $10 million Community Safety Fund designed to help locals make their neighbourhoods safer places to live.
“Unfortunately, crime has a significant impact on our community, which is why supporting projects that improve safety and reduce anti-social behaviour and reoffending is a great investment,” Mr Provest said.
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“Local residents are often best placed to know what the problems are and how these could be minimized.”
Attorney General Mark Speakman said grants are available for initiatives that target anti-social behaviour, promote safe use of public spaces and encourage collaboration to reduce crime.
“Some of the ideas that have been funded include a mobile youth centre, a street beat program for at-risk Indigenous kids, security improvements for sporting fields and solar street lights to improve safety for pedestrians,” Mr Speakman said.
Applications opened on 9 July and will close at 5pm on Friday, 10 August.
For more information, head to to www.crimeprevention.nsw.gov.au