- Eight northern suburban community groups to share in $214,964
- Funding announcement made as part of the McGowan Government's Community Cabinet events held across the Balcatta and Kingsley areas
- McGowan Government supporting grassroots crime prevention initiatives
Police Minister Michelle Roberts has announced eight northern suburban community groups will share in $214,964 to fund grassroots crime prevention initiatives.
The funding has been allocated from the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Partnership Fund, which was established in 2004 to support projects that demonstrate significant crime prevention benefits.
Edmund Rice Centre, Mirrabooka: $25,000
To deliver a weekly soccer and mentoring program aimed at engaging young people living in the Banksia Grove area and surrounding suburbs.
Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Community Group, Balga: $24,860
To fund two female and two male Aboriginal members to become accredited driving instructors, to train and mentor 20 clients to gain a driving licence.
West Australian Football Commission: $22,500
To implement a program in Nollamara, Mirrabooka and Balga which focuses on engaging young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and transitioning them to local football clubs.
Whitelion Youth Agency Ltd, Balga: $24,980
To implement an early intervention program targeting at-risk young people who live in Ballajura and surrounding areas.
Ishar Multicultural Women's Health Centre, Mirrabooka: $25,000
To provide support to women who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence.
Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre, Mirrabooka: $20,926
To support newly arrived migrants by teaching respect for diversity and empowering participants' decision making capabilities to encourage positive behaviours and understanding of Australian laws.
Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Community Group, Balga: $24,950
To implement a school holiday program using the Mentoring in Aboriginal Culture and Back to Country Framework.
Alta-1 College Ltd, Wangara: $25,000
To deliver a re-engagement school program and target young people who refuse to attend school and are offending. The program provides case management, advocacy, mentoring and practical support.
Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre: $21,748
To deliver an early intervention program for girls aged 10-17 years who are experiencing or have experienced family violence.
Comments attributed to Police Minister Michelle Roberts:
"The McGowan Government is focused on making our communities safer and that is why we are supporting programs targeted at diverting young people away from crime in the first place.
"A partnership between the State Government, police and the community is crucial if we are to make inroads in preventing crime.
"These sorts of community based programs positively engage young people with activities and opportunities to develop their life skills."
Minister's office - 6552 6900