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Funding opportunity for community projects

The Knox Empowering Communities program is funded by the Victorian Government’s Empowering Communities initiative as part of the Building Safer Communities Program.  

The program aims to support community designed and delivered projects that address causes of crime and perceptions of safety. Specifically, connecting people to enhance safety in Ferntree Gully (FTG).  

Grant applications to submit your initiative and ideas to enhance FTG community safety will open in just a few weeks' time from Monday 10 October 2022 until Monday 14 November 2022. 

A total of $467,000 is available for projects, across three funding tiers:  

  1. Up to $20,000 

  1. $20,000 - $50,000 

  1. $50,000 

Funding will be distributed according to four funding themes that outline the program’s key priorities:  

  • Respect for self and others - promoting respect in the way we relate to each other 

  • Young people and their families - building resilience and life skills in young people and those who support them 

  • Friendly neighbourhoods - reducing social isolation and fostering positive connections with those living around us 

  • Belonging to community - taking pride in our local community and celebrating what it means to belong 

Those considering applying are encouraged to attend an information session at Ferntree Gully CFA Fire Station from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm on Monday 17 October 2022.  

For more information on program terms, eligibility and the application process in the meantime, please visit Empowering Communities. 

For more information on the broader Empowering Communities program, contact   

We look forward to receiving your applications and working together in enhancing community safety in Ferntree Gully.  

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