Com­mu­nity grants to help crime pre­ven­tion strat­egy

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

A Pil­bara box­ing academy and Tom Price com­mu­nity cen­tre have been awarded thou­sands in fund­ing from a State Gov­ern­ment grant scheme for crime pre­ven­tion.

Re­cip­i­ents of the WA Com­mu­nity Crime Pre­ven­tion Fund, which awards projects that ad­dress lo­cal crime with grants of up to $25,000, were an­nounced late last month.

Kar­ratha-based start-up the Boss Hogg Box­ing and Fit­ness Academy re­ceived $23,407 to­wards its work en­gag­ing dis­ad­van­taged in­dige­nous chil­dren through a tra­di­tional box­ing club model. The Nin­tirri Cen­tre in Tom Price was also awarded $16,506 for its spe­cialised Tom Price and Sur­rounds Al­co­hol Pre­ven­tion Project. Thirty-seven com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions re­ceived a com­bined to­tal of $798,442 in fund­ing from the grants.

Deputy Premier and Po­lice Min­is­ter Liza Har­vey said the se­lected projects ad­dressed gov­ern­ment crime pre­ven­tion pri­or­i­ties.

“These projects tar­get vi­o­lence pre­ven­tion, en­gage at-risk youth and pro­mote com­mu­nity en­gage­ment and crime pre­ven­tion mes­sages,” she said.

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