25 organisations throughout Western Australia have been awarded a 2014 SGIO Community Grant, which supports local organisations and projects working in the areas of crime prevention, road safety, emergency readiness and response, and the environment.
Overall 156 projects around Australia received a 2014 Community Grant. Of the 25 organisations awarded a SGIO Community Grant, four were also nominated for the SGIO People’s Choice Award, where nominees have the chance to double or triple their funding.
A full list of recipients can be found at www.communitygrantsprogram.com.au/2014-recipients.
Lee McDougall, SGIO Community and Sustainability Operations Manager said: “Every day, in every community, people dedicate their time and energy to making their community safer, more sustainable and better prepared to respond to emergencies and natural disasters. The Community Grants program and People’s Choice Award were designed to support this.
“We have had a fantastic response this year from community groups and are impressed with the great work each of these organisations are doing. We are excited to see how the SGIO Community Grant program and People’s Choice Award will support projects and communities throughout the state,” Ms McDougall said.
Since the inception of the SGIO Community Grants program in 2003, over 1,550 projects have been supported nationally totalling an investment of more than $6.6 million in local communities.
More information about the SGIO Community Grants program is available by calling into your local SGIO office or by visiting www.communitygrantsprogram.com.au.
About the SGIO Community Grants program and the People’s Choice Award
Through the Community Grants program, SGIO supports the people who dedicate their time and energy to making their community safer, more sustainable and better prepared to respond to emergencies. Since 2003, SGIO has been working with local community organisations in the areas of crime prevention, road safety, emergency readiness and response and the environment. Since the program’s inception, over 1,550 projects have been supported nationally totalling an investment of more than $6.6 million in local communities.
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