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Community safety grants for local councils

25 July 2017

The state government has granted local councils and community groups more than $1 million in funding aimed to improve safety in their local areas.

More than $735,000 has been awarded to projects as part of the government’s Crime Prevention and Community Safety Grants scheme, which includes funding in particular for projects that address domestic violence those that are based in regional communities.

In addition, six local councils will share a total of $348,043 towards their nominated projects to tackle crime hotspots and install additional cameras as part of the government’s Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Grants program.

Background

Under the Crime Prevention Safety Grants Program, up to $100,000 were available to projects that seek to prevent crime and reduce youth offending in South Australia.

The one-off grants were available for any single project of up to 12 months duration. Last year the maximum available grant increased from $50,000 to $100,000.

The government’s CCTV grants program provides $500,000 per annum over four years to fund local councils around the state that aims to keep levels of crime on the decline.

Local councils were invited to apply for one-off grants of up to $100,000. In 2016-17, the program moved from a fixed window for applications to an ongoing process - enabling councils more flexibility in their planning processes.

This year's grant recipients are:

Crime Prevention and Community Safety Grants     

Organisation 

 Project Name 

Amount

Catalyst Foundation

Toward A Safe Place: Raising awareness of Domestic Violence in LGBTIQ communities

$90,000

Davenport Community Council Inc.

Growing Strong Program

$100,000

Incompro Inc 

Youth Empowerment Project

$96,800

Plaza Youth Centre Inc

Whyalla Aboriginal Community Early Intervention Project 

$20,000

Helping Young People Achieve (HYPA)

‘Lets Talk’ - Healthy Relationships Workshops and Community Information Sessions 

$99,308

St John’s Youth Services

The Nunga Café and Youth Hub Project

$90,000

 YWCA Adelaide Inc 

Equipping Regional Communities to Prevent Violence Against Women

$99,907

Keep South Australia Beautiful Inc 

Stamp out Graffiti Program

$50,000

Employment Options Inc

Youth Urban Art Project

$49,529

Alexandrina Council

Goolwa Skate Park - Graffiti Prevention through Street Art project

$40,000

 

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Grants

Local Council

Project

Amount

City of Salisbury

CCTV for Community Services

$45,000

City of Tea Tree Gully

Community Safety CCTV Program

$25,470

City of West Torrens

Security in the West Mobile CCTV

$50,000

District Council of Copper Coast

Kadina CBD Redevelopment CCTV Project

$75,730

The Flinders Ranges Council

CCTV at various additional locations in Quorn and Hawker

$51,843

Town of Gawler

Keeping Safe: Gawler CCTV Community Project

$100,000