Narre Warren North MP Luke Donnellan has invited councils and not-for-profit organisations to apply for the one-off grants for projects that are ready to commence.
The new program includes two grant options that can be applied for.
The Creating Safer Places program offers grants of $25,000 to $300,000 for councils to fund urban design projects that apply an inclusive environmental design approach to deter crime, increase safety and activate public places.
The Crime Prevention Innovation Fund awards grants of $25,000 to $300,000 for councils, not-for-profit organisations and other stakeholders for projects that deliver and evaluate innovative community safety and crime prevention initiatives.
This can include projects that engage diverse communities or specific groups, or which establish or strengthen partnerships across community, business, sport and other sectors to address causes of crime.
The Building Safer Communities grants are part of the government’s Community Crime Prevention Program, which has invested more than $45 million in almost 800 projects across Victoria since 2015.
Applications for the Creating Safer Places and Crime Prevention Innovation Fund grants close at 4pm on 15 March 2021.
For more information about the grants, visit http://www.crimeprevention.vic.gov.au/buildingsafercommunities