Attorney General, Simon Corbell, is reminding community groups that applications for Infrastructure Safety and Security Grants are closing soon.
"Community groups in Canberra can apply for grants of up to $10,000 to help ensure their property and possessions stay safe," said Mr Corbell.
"$300,000 in grants is available from the ACT Government for security upgrades to their buildings and the purchase of new security equipment.
"Some of the simplest upgrades to security features on buildings can make a big difference in protecting your family and your possessions.
"Providing financial assistance to community groups for the capital cost of security upgrades will make it harder for opportunistic crime to occur."
Mr Corbell said some of the simple upgrades that can be done to boost building security include:
- sensor lighting and external lighting;
- alarm systems;
- security doors; and
- window grills and fencing.
"Property crime by its nature is opportunistic. This grants program will empower community groups to make the changes they need to their buildings to make it harder for criminals to target them," he said.
"Property crime can have a disproportionate impact on community groups who already often struggle financially to purchase and maintain equipment.
"Better security of buildings will make sure that the equipment stays safe, and will not fall victim to an opportunistic crime.
"I encourage eligible community groups to get in contact to take advantage of these grants."
Eligible groups are encouraged to contact JACS for further information on how to apply-email email@example.com or telephone 6205 4631.
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