Hon Christian Porter BA(Hons) BEc LLB(UWA) MSc(Dist)(LSE) MLA

Hon Christian Porter BA(Hons) BEc LLB(UWA) MSc(Dist)(LSE) MLA

Former Treasurer; Attorney General

    Proceeds of crime grants kick off at footy club

    15/02/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • Subiaco FC funded to help keep young Aboriginals from crime, alcohol & drugs
    Attorney General Christian Porter has announced a grant offer of $126,900 to the Subiaco Football Club so it can set up a new program to help keep young Aboriginal people in the northern suburbs away from crime, alcohol and drugs.

    In the latest round of the State Government’s criminal property confiscation grants program, 14 grants totalling $1.76million have been offered to local government and non-profit community groups.

    Subiaco Football Club plans to set up a 12-month community engagement project using the game of footy to help Aboriginal youth who are not going to school or not taking part in school activities.

    “The club aims to get young people back into regularly attending and taking part in school, to reduce antisocial behaviour and criminal activity and to build stronger communities,” Mr Porter said.

    “Club representatives will go out to schools in the cities of Stirling and Wanneroo, where they will combine fun sporting activities for kids aged between 11 and 16 with life skills lessons on issues like literacy, numeracy and drug awareness over a 12-month period.

    “Older students will also have the chance to join accredited coaching and umpiring courses.”

    The criminal property confiscation grants program allows local governments and non-profit community groups to apply for up to $200,000 seized under the State’s tough proceeds of crime laws to fight criminal activity, tackle drug-related issues and help victims of crime.

    The grants are released to the applicants once they have met certain pre-conditions, including contributing in-kind support to the project they are going to run.

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