Safer Communities Fund - Round 2 applications closing soon

Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, advised that grant applications for round two of the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund programme closes on Tuesday, 14 November 2017.

The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the Coalition’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure.

Only safe communities can be strong and prosperous, and the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it happening.

Local councils and community organisations are invited to apply through this open competitive round for funding for security enhancement projects, such as CCTV, bollards and lighting.

The Safer Communities Fund provides grants of up to $1 million for security infrastructure initiatives that address crime and anti-social behaviour, help reduce the fear of crime, increase feelings of safety, and contribute to the safety of communities that may be at risk of racial and/or religious intolerance.

Alex Hawke said investment in security infrastructure at local crime hotspots would reduce fear of crime and contribute to greater community safety and resilience across Mitchell.

“I encourage potential applicants to contact my office to discuss their projects’ eligibility, and to receive all submission details.”

“Our Government firmly believes that all Australians have the right to feel safe and secure, and the Safer Communities Fund is one way we can achieve that,” Alex Hawke MP said.

 “We will continue to put funds towards projects that make our streets, communities, and our nation safer.”

Further information on the Safer Communities Fund is available on the Australian Government’s Safer Communities Fund website at www.business.gov.au/safer-communities-fund or by calling 13 28 46. Applications close on 14 November 2017.

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