Successful community crime prevention grant for Pearce
Posted on Friday, 16 March 2007
Member for Pearce Hon Judi Moylan MP, today congratulated the Central Area Region Training Scheme, which received a grant of $130,230 under the Community Partnership stream of the Australian Government’s National Community Crime Prevention Programme (NCCPP).
“The objective of the National Community Crime Prevention Programme is to provide practical and flexible support for local projects and to trial new crime prevention approaches within the community, by increasing the capacity to deal with crime and victimisation,” Ms Moylan said.
“Community organisations play an important role in enhancing security in the local area and this grant will assist the Central Area Region Training Scheme (based in the Wheatbelt) to carry out this valuable endeavour.”
The Government has committed $64 million to the National Community Crime Prevention Programme which provides funding for community-based crime prevention projects in three streams, Community Partnership, Community Safety and Indigenous Community Safety.
The successful project in Pearce is entitled FLY- Fresh Learning for Youth and aims to build local communities’ capacity to educate young people who struggle with the regular education system. The project also aims to empower young people to return to mainstream learning environments and access employment.
Local Community Partnership Coordinator for the Region Ms Rebecca House explained that:“FLY will be an extremely valuable project for young people in the Wheatbelt region. Many partners are coming together to ensure the project will effectively support young people who are disengaged from education and their community. Directions (Northam) is greatly appreciative of the funding assistance being provided through the Australian Government’s National Community Crime Prevention Programme.”
This local project is one of 16 successful projects across the country.
For more information on the NCCPP and how to apply for grants, please visit www.crimeprevention.gov.au.