Councils and community organisations in the south-west have been called on to apply for a share of $55.1 million in funding through the Safer Communities Fund.
Member for Wannon Dan Tehan said the Safer Communities Fund was a federal government commitment to keep Australians safe and secure by providing funding to address crime and anti-social behaviour through the implementation of crime prevention and security initiatives, such as CCTV and lighting.
"Round five builds on round four and targets schools, pre-schools, places of religious worship, local councils and community organisations to help protect those who may be at risk of attack, harassment or violence stemming from racial or religious intolerance," he said.
"It delivers on two federal election commitments by boosting the fund by $20 million and allocating $4 million specifically to the Northern Territory. The Australian Government has made available $180.1 million to keep our communities safe," he said.
For further information about round five, including how to apply and eligibility criteria, visit https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/safer-communities-fund-round-5-infrastructure-grants
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