$250,000 UP FOR GRABS FOR CRIME PREVENTION PROJECTS
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is urging the community to identify projects valued up to $250,000 that could help stamp out crime in the local area with funding now available through the NSW Government’s Community Safety Fund.
Mr Anderson said Tamworth Business Chamber in partnership with Tamworth Regional Council has previously secured funding through the program and he is encouraging more people to get on board this year.
"Our police do an amazing job keeping crime rates down in our local area but they need the community’s help to find other ways of fighting crime.
"We’re really looking for solutions that are tailored to the needs of our local community. We know one size does not fit all which is why this fund can go a long way in addressing the specific issues that each community faces.
"Last year we secured $250,000 for CCTV cameras along Bridge Street and the Carter Street playing fields and I’m interested to see what new ideas come forward for this round of funding."
The program, of which the latest round was launched today, is open to 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.
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.
Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 20 February 2017. For further information on the NSW Government’s Community Safety Fund and to apply please visit www.crimeprevention.nsw.gov.au