Councils can now apply for funding for graffiti prevention projects, after the latest round of Andrews Labor Government Graffiti Prevention Grants opened today.
Parliamentary Secretary for Justice Ben Carroll officially launched the program today that provides grants of up to $25,000 for graffiti prevention projects across the state.
Mr Carroll launched the program at the St Louis de Montfort’s Primary School where students have been busy developing artwork as part of the City of Kingston’s Friends of Kingston graffiti prevention project.
The project received a $25,000 Graffiti Prevention Grant in 2015-16 and when complete, the artwork will be installed at the Aspendale train station.
The grant has also funded a graffiti removal trailer to help community groups remove graffiti at their monthly clean-up days at Aspendale, Chelsea and Bonbeach stations, and is supporting regular planting events to beautify the area.
School students will also take part in an anti-graffiti education program delivered by Victoria Police, which will help them understand the consequences of participating in illegal graffiti and the impact it has on the community.
As part of the 2016-17 graffiti prevention program, grants are available to councils who partner with their local community to help them prevent graffiti and increase confidence in the safety and security of public places.
Applications for the Graffiti Prevention Grants close at 4pm on Friday 29 April and should be submitted online via the Community Crime Prevention Graffiti Prevention Grants website, crimeprevention.vic.gov.au/graffitigrants. Visit the website for more information.
Quotes attributable to Parliamentary Secretary for Justice Ben Carroll
“The Graffiti Prevention Grants encourage local councils to work with their communities and grass roots organisations to harness local solutions to the problem of graffiti.”
“I urge local councils across the state that are looking for ways to combat graffiti to consider applying for a grant.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson
“I congratulate Kingston City Council, Friends of Aspendale Train Station and St Louis de Monfort’s Primary School for their excellent work, partnering together to deliver initiatives to reduce the frequency and impact of graffiti vandalism.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020