Community safety grants closing soon

Minister for Children and Youth Justice and Minister for Multicultural Affairs The Honourable Leanne Linard

Queensland non-profit groups, individuals and businesses have one week left to apply for a share of $1.4 million in funding to keep at-risk young people out of trouble.

The Community Partnership Innovation Grant scheme closes on Tuesday 3 May, with one-off grants of up to $250,000 available to develop projects focused on young people who are or could become, high-risk offenders.

Not-for-profit groups, the social services and health sectors; Aboriginal and Torres Islander Elders and community-controlled organisations; businesses, social enterprises and academics are encouraged to apply.

Minister for Children and Youth Justice, Leanne Linard, said the initiative encourages the wider community to play a part in reducing anti-social behaviours and helping young people contribute positively to the community.

“We know local communities are often best placed to find solutions, based on their direct experiences and knowledge,” Ms Linard said.

“This is why we’re inviting applicants to design and deliver short-term or one-off projects that are evidence-based, with priority given to the Brisbane, Logan, Cairns, Townsville, Moreton Bay, Ipswich and Gold Coast areas.

“We want to hear how the grants could potentially support projects that are already working or new ideas that will reduce youth offending.

“And we urge people interested not to miss out but to get their applications in by next week’s deadline.”

Applications can be submitted until noon, 3 May 2022 through Smarty Grants at https://yj.smartygrants.com.au/yjcommunitypartnershipgrant

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