COMMUNITY SAFETY FUND SEEKS INNOVATIVE CRIME PREVENTION IDEAS

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today encouraged the local community to develop their innovative ideas to reduce crime and stamp out anti-social behaviour by applying for access to the NSW Government’s $10 million Community Safety Fund.

"I know there are people and groups in our local community with great ideas for reducing crime and anti-social behaviour, and now is the time to get those ideas into real solutions", Mr Anderson said.

The Community Safety Fund will invest in individual grants for non-government or not-for-profit organisations, community groups, chambers of commerce and businesses to implement community safety and crime prevention initiatives throughout the state.

"This funding will allow for implementation of unique solutions to our local crime hotspots and problems. Everyone deserves to feel safe and proud of our community", Mr Anderson said.

The funding comes following Mr Anderson’s move to crack down on youth crime in the Tamworth area following recent vandalism attacks on Bridge Street businesses.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant said the NSW Government knows many community organisations have innovative ideas of how best to prevent crime and address fear of crime.

"Putting community safety front and centre is a key priority for the NSW Government and this $10 million fund will enhance our efforts to have stable or falling reported violent crime rates," Mr Grant said.

"The NSW Government is proud to support local organisations in developing new and targeted projects to help people feel safe and proud of their community."

The Community Safety Fund will support projects that:

? Address local crime hot spots;

? Address anti-social behaviour in communities;

? Promote safe and inclusive use of public spaces; and

? Promote collaborative approaches to community safety and crime reduction, prevention and detection initiatives.

For further information on the NSW Government’s Community Safety Fund and to apply please visit: www.crimeprevention.nsw.gov.au.

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