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National Community Crime Prevention Programme.

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Member for La Trobe, Electorate office 83 Boronia Rd, BORONIA VIC 3155 Ph (03) 9762 4066 Fax (03) 9762 9847

National Community Crime Prevention Programme

Friday, 4 November 2005

The third round of the National Community Crime Prevention Programme (NCCPP) is now open, announced the Federal Member for La Trobe, Mr Jason Wood today.

“I invite community groups, local municipalities and not-for-profit organisations to apply for grants to support community initiatives identifying and promoting innovative ways of reducing and preventing crime and the fear of crime,” Mr Wood said.

To date more than $13.5 million has been expended on a total of 79 projects across the country with more than 460 applications seeking funding of more than $94 million received in the last round alone. 45 applicants were successful and were awarded a combined total of almost $8.5 million. The applications received were of an excellent quality and narrowing down the field was an incredibly difficult task.

The Prime Minister recently announced a further $6 million to fund a new element of the programme designed to support community organisations to invest in security related infrastructure. Funding for security related infrastructure, including closed circuit television (CCTV) systems, will enable community organisations to participate in crime prevention and counter terrorism response at a local level.

“This new commitment brings total government funding of the NCCPP to $64 million over four years, a vital initiative designed to help Australian communities to recognise local crime problems and to pursue effective, locally organised, crime prevention initiatives, Mr Wood said.”

The NCCPP provides a unique opportunity for communities to advance tailored and local solutions to crime and the fear of crime in their own neighbourhoods.

Information on the Programme including: eligibility

guidelines; application forms; and details of previously successful applicants can be obtained on the website

Applications will close on Friday 18 November 2005.