Community grants to help crime prevention strategy
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.