Greater Shepparton sporting clubs and non-profit community groups are encouraged to apply for the Community Safety Infrastructure Grants delivered by the State Government.
The program offers grants between $25,000 and $500,000 to Victorian Councils and not-for-profit organisations that own or manage community facilities (including places of worship) to install public safety and security infrastructure.
The grants are part of the Government’s $2.7 billion Building Works package.
The objectives of the Community Safety Infrastructure Grants include:
- Delivering employment opportunities in communities across Victoria and supporting economic recovery
- Increasing community safety and confidence in public places
- Promoting widespread engagement in crime prevention initiatives by involving the community in designing public safety and security infrastructure
- Supporting initiatives that connect the community and build social cohesion
- Testing innovative approaches to crime prevention
Projects are eligible that have an economic stimulus benefit, and that increase community and public safety and security, including:
- Infrastructure projects that increase the safety and use of community spaces (for example, infrastructure upgrades to community centres, sporting facilities, and parks)
- Projects to increase the security of community or public spaces, including security upgrades to places of worship
“The State Government’s Community Safety Infrastructure Grants are a great opportunity for our local sporting clubs and non-profit community groups that own or manage community facilities,” Mayor Cr Seema Abdullah said.