Barker councils and community organisations urged to apply for Safer Communities Fund grants

There has been a call out for local councils and community organisations in Barker to seek cash.

Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, has urged organisations in Barker to apply for a share of up to $30 million in funding through the Safer Communities Fund.

Tony Pasin

Tony Pasin

The early intervention grant opportunity opened May 28, 2021 and will close July 22, 2021.

The security infrastructure grant opportunity opens on June 15, 2021 and will close August 5, 2021.

Mr Pasin said the Safer Communities Program has benefited Barker by delivering $244,700 to local communities including Millicent, Murray Bridge and Naracoorte. "Only safe communities can be strong and prosperous, and the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it from actually happening," Mr Pasin said.

"The early intervention funding stream will help assist young people at high risk from engaging in criminal or anti-social behaviour build resilience, cultural connections and job readiness skills."

The two funding streams provide a robust example of the Government's commitment to the safety and security of local communities.

"The infrastructure funding will not only improve security and protect communities through projects such as CCTV, fencing and bollards, it will also keep local people employed, boosting local economies." Mr Pasin said.

"Local communities can feel safer from violence, harassment and anti-social behaviour following these initiatives."

Grant opportunity guidelines for the early intervention and infrastructure funding streams will be available on the opening dates at www.business.gov.au.

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