Com­mu­nity safety grants

Ellenbrook Advocate - - NEWS -

PEARCE MHR Chris­tian Porter has an­nounced that ap­pli­ca­tions for round two of the Safer Com­mu­ni­ties Fund pro­gram are now open.

The fund, which is open to lo­cal gov­ern­ments and com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions for se­cu­rity en­hance­ment projects, aims to tackle crime and anti-so­cial be­hav­iour and bol­ster preven­tion mea­sures.

The fund pro­vides grants of up to $1 mil­lion for se­cu­rity in­fra­struc­ture such as light­ing, CCTV and bol­lards.

Mr Porter said the fund­ing would help re­duce the fear sur­round­ing crime and con­trib­ute to greater safety in the com­mu­nity.

“Hav­ing worked as a state prose­cu­tor for a num­ber of years be­fore en­ter­ing pol­i­tics, crime preven­tion and com­mu­nity safety is an is­sue that I feel very strongly about,” he said.

“Every­one has the right to feel safe and se­cure, and the Safer Com­mu­ni­ties Fund is one way we can help achieve that.”

To ap­ply for fund­ing, visit www.busi­­mu­ni­ties­fund

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