Fund­ing to fight an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour

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Lo­cal govern­ment au­thor­i­ties and not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions in the Min­ing and Pas­toral Re­gion are en­cour­aged to ap­ply for Com­mu­nity Crime Preven­tion and State Graf­fiti fund­ing to help curb crime.

Na­tion­als Mem­ber for Min­ing and Pas­toral Dave Grills said em­pow­er­ing com­mu­ni­ties was the most ef­fec­tive way to tackle an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour. “I have been work­ing with com­mu­ni­ties in places like the Kimberley and Gold­fields to help de­velop ef­fec­tive lo­cal crime preven­tion ini­tia­tives,” he said.

The Com­mu­nity Crime Preven­tion Fund sup­ports projects that work to ad­dress lo­cal crime is­sues across WA with grants of up to $25,000.

The State Graf­fiti Fund pro­vides grants of up to $20,000 to sup­port com­mu­nity projects that as­sist in the clean-up and preven­tion of graf­fiti van­dal­ism.

Mr Grills said graf­fiti van­dal­ism was a sense­less crime that cost West Aus­tralians about $8 mil­lion a year to clean up.

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