Member of the Legislative Council Natasha Maclaren-Jones is calling on the NSW community to develop their innovative ideas to reduce crime and stamp out anti-social behaviour by applying for access to the NSW Government’s Community Safety Fund.
The Community Safety Fund will invest in individual grants for non-government or not-for-profit organisations, community groups, chambers of commerce and businesses to implement community safety and crime prevention initiatives throughout the state.
Mrs Maclaren-Jones said the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to making NSW a safer place to live.
“This $10 million investment enhances the efforts of the NSW Government to push down crime and the fear of crime and I encourage our local community to suggest additional crime fighting initiatives,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.
“I want everyone to feel safe and proud of our local community and this funding allows unique solutions to be implemented.
“This funding is an extension of the NSW Government’s efforts to fight crime and I urge community organisations to apply – we need to work together to address anti-social behaviour,” Mrs Maclaren-Jones said.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant said the NSW Government knows many community organisations have innovative ideas of how best to prevent crime and address fear of crime.
“Putting community safety front and centre is a key priority for the NSW Government and this $10 million fund will enhance our efforts to have stable or falling reported violent crime rates,” Mr Grant said.
“The NSW Government is proud to support local organisations in developing new and targeted projects to help people feel safe and proud of their community.”
The Community Safety Fund will support projects that:
- Address local crime hot spots;
- Address anti-social behaviour in communities;
- Promote safe and inclusive use of public spaces; and
- Promote collaborative approaches to community safety and crime reduction, prevention and detection initiatives.
For further information on the NSW Government’s Community Safety Fund and to apply please visit: www.crimeprevention.nsw.gov.au.