Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
The Victorian Community Safety Fund is offering community groups the opportunity to apply for grants to help improve community safety.
The Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull is encouraging community groups to consider applying for a grant of up to $25,000 to help improve community safety.
“Community safety grants can be used for projects by not-for-profit groups and can help deliver a wide range of positive outcomes,” said Mr Bull.
“Projects can include security equipment such as lighting, security screens, alarms, fencing and gates or be used to deliver small scale public space upgrades for improved community safety.
“Organisations in East Gippsland that have been successful in recent grant rounds include the East Gippsland Rail Trail Committee, Gippsland Lakes Community Health, Bairnsdale and District Agricultural Society and Lakes Entrance Football Netball Club.
“Programs like this are really important for our regional towns and I encourage local not-for-profit groups who have a project in mind to apply,” said Mr Bull.
The grants are available under two streams. The first stream offers up to $10,000 for projects that aim to prevent crime relating to community facilities and public spaces
The second stream offers up to $25,000 for projects that improve education and awareness on home safety, theft from business, personal property theft in public places and theft of or from motor vehicles.
For more information or to lodge an application visit www.crimeprevention.vic.gov.au/safetygrants.
Applications close Friday 18 October 2019
Caption: Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, pictured at Cockatoo Rise Veterans’ Retreat which was able to undertake a security upgrade of its museum with a Community Safety Grant.