$20,000 In Grants Available To Fight Graffiti

$20,000 In Grants Available To Fight Graffiti

Western Australia Minister for Police Michelle Roberts

New Round Of Grants Available To Fight Graffiti

Victor P Taffa

  • Grants of up to $20,000 available to community groups

Police Minister Michelle Roberts today announced a package of grants available for programs which tackle graffiti across the State.

“Cleaning up graffiti in Western Australia costs the community tens of millions of dollars every year.” Minister for Police Michelle Roberts said.

“Unsightly graffiti on buildings and in neighbourhoods where we live is an eyesore.”

Local governments and not-for profit organisations can apply for grants of up to $20,000 to implement initiatives which prevent, report and remove graffiti.

Projects which demonstrate the following crime prevention benefits will be given priority:

  • Encourage and support local communities to take responsibility for graffiti clean-up;
  • Provide sustainable local graffiti clean-up solutions;
  • Reduce opportunities for graffiti offending by looking at improved design options for graffiti hotspot locations;
  • Increase community awareness on reporting graffiti vandalism;
  • Support projects which decrease the number of juveniles who come into contact with the justice system.

$200,000 package has been allocated from the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Partnership Fund budget.