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$180,000 Grants To Beat Crime

Filed under Business, Latest News, Police

June 7, 2012

Applications to the Suncorp Insurance and the Queensland Police Service “Safer Queensland Community” grants program are now open.

The program offers community groups and police the opportunity to apply for one-off grants between $1000 and $10,000 to develop and implement road safety and crime prevention projects throughout the State. There is a total of $180,000 allocated for the program.

Suncorp Insurance Chief Executive Officer Patrick Snowball said Suncorp was excited to be partnering with Queensland Police again.

“Last year we provided $160,000 in grants to 23 community groups throughout the State for initiatives that promoted road safety and reduced crime or the fear of crime, and in 2012 we’re looking forward to helping even more,” he said.

“The program was created to provide support to the many groups, clubs and organisations out there who contribute so much to our local Queensland communities.

“We’re hoping to see local government councils, PCYCs, not-for-profit organisations and community groups apply for grants and help continue to make Queensland a great, safer place to live.”

QPS Assistant Commissioner Operations Support Command Peter Martin said he was eager to see the different initiatives to be rolled out within Queensland communities.

“Last year we received a number of outstanding applications with strong ideas and I think this year the calibre of applications will be even better,” he said.

“We’re pleased to be able to partner with Suncorp Insurance and the people of Queensland, as we work together to make local communities safe and secure places to live.”

The Safer Queensland Community Grants program is designed to enable local communities to develop and implement projects that will improve road safety or help reduce crime and fear of crime in Queensland.

Applications are open until July 16. For more information visit the Suncorp website


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