Unfortunately crime and anti-social behaviour impacts every community, some more then others, in my capacity as the State’s Police Minister have made available funding under the ‘Community safety Fund’. It is a priority of mine and the State Government’s to ensure that our government agencies and community have the support and resources to keep us safe.
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I am encouraging community groups, councils, businesses and organisations to apply for a grant of up to $250,000 under the NSW Government’s Community Safety Fund. This fund invests in local projects that address local crime hotspots and promotes safe and inclusive use of public space.
This program funds community initiatives which will enhance the work of Government and the NSW Police Force in fighting crime both in the cities and in the regions. The NSW Government and the NSW Police Force are always looking to partner with local organisations to help prevent crime in communities right across the state.
We know that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work when it comes to breaking the cycle of local crime, so we are working with communities at a grassroots level to find the right solution for each region.
The Community Safety Fund aims to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour across NSW through collaborative approaches to community safety and crime reduction, prevention detection initiatives. The fund supports projects that address local crime hot spots, address anti-social behaviour in communities and promote safe and inclusive use of public spaces. Visit www.crimeprevention.nsw.gov.au
Community organisations in the region can apply for a share of $1.2 million in funding to help build or improve community facilities for social housing tenants and the wider community. Round 4 of the Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF) opened on November 16 with grants of $35,000 to $50,000 made available to councils, not-for-profit organisations and private sector organisations across NSW.
The SHCIF was designed to not only improve social housing facilities for tenants, but also create better linkages between social housing and the broader community. All grant applications must be for projects that can be completed within 12 months or by no later than March 30, 2019. Applications will be open for four weeks. Visit www.facs.nsw.gov.au/SHCIF.
Not-for-profit, community based services in the Dubbo Electorate are encouraged to apply for $4.5 million worth of grants, targeting the youngest learners in the region. Minister for Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell said research shows a quality early education is the best preparation for success at school and beyond, we believe children in the Dubbo Electorate deserve nothing less.
Applications for the Start Strong Pathways program will open at the end of November. In addition, the Liberals and Nationals Government continues to support the engagement of Aboriginal children and disadvantaged children in early childhood education with a further $2.5 million.
I am proud to be part of a Government that sticks by its commitments and continues to invest in the early years of youngest learners. We believe it is important for services in the Dubbo Electorate to create welcoming environments and build meaningful relationships with children in order to break down any barriers that may stop families enrolling. Dubbo Electorates future policemen, nurses, scientists and journalists are being shaped in our preschools as we speak, these grants are an investment in the future of our community. Grants open February 2018 for not-for-profit, community-based preschools and mobile preschools.
Until next week, Troy
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