Community Crime Prevention and Reduction Grants Available

Department of Justice

February 6, 2014 10:20 AM

Community groups that work to prevent and reduce crime can apply for provincial support to help make their communities safer.

Government is accepting applications to fund community-based activities, projects and programs that address root causes of crime.

"Preventing crime is everyone's responsibility, and if we want to make a difference, we have to work together," said Justice Minister Lena Diab. "That's why we're encouraging organizations to submit joint proposals that show how they can help their communities more effectively by teaming up."

The One-time Community Crime Prevention and Reduction Investment Grant Program awards $40,000 annually. Nova Scotians are eligible to apply for grants of $1,000 to $5,000. Previous recipients include community organizations, schools and the private sector.

Online applications for the program will be accepted until Feb. 28. For more information and applications, visit http://novascotia.ca/just/prevention/.

A list of last year's 39 recipients is available at
http://novascotia.ca/just/prevention/_docs/one_time_grant_recipients_2013.pdf .


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     Community groups that work to prevent and reduce crime can

apply for provincial support to help make their communities

safer.

     Justice Minister Lena Diab is encouraging organizations to

team up and submit joint applications.

     The One-time Community Crime Prevention Investment Grant

Program awards 40-thousand-dollars annually in grants, from

1-thousand to 5-thousand dollars.

     For more information and applications, visit the Department

of Justice website.

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Media Contact: Chad Lucas
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