Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Hon Michelle Roberts BA DipEd MLA

Minister for Police; Road Safety

    New round of grants available to fight graffiti

    17/01/2018 12:05 PM
     
    • 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.

     

    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; and
    • Support projects which decrease the number of juveniles who come into contact with the justice system. 

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

     

    More information on eligibility can be found at https://policewa.smartygrants.com.au

     

    Comments attributed to Police Minister Michelle Roberts:

     

    "Cleaning up graffiti in Western Australia costs the community tens of millions of dollars every year.

     

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

     

    "We are looking for programs aimed at reducing graffiti vandalism and improving clean-up rates.

     

    "People deserve to feel safe, living in communities free from graffiti vandalism."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6900