​​​Suncorp-grants-logo.jpgThe Safer Queensland Community Grants program is a joint partnership between the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and Suncorp, offering one-off grants of between $1,000 and $10,000.  Established in 2011, applications are invited from both the community and QPS, including not-for-profit organisations, local councils, schools, community groups and well as members of Police Citizens Youth Clubs.  Grants are designed to enable local communities to develop and implement projects that improve road safety, and help reduce crime and fear of crime in Queensland.

 
Road safety initiatives should aim to lower the road toll and road-related trauma by seeking to change road users’ attitudes and behaviour.  Initiatives may also focus on the Fatal Five – speeding, drink and drug driving, failure to wear a seatbelt, driving whilst fatigued and distraction and inattention.  

 
Crime prevention initiatives should aim to address crime and anti-social behaviour, improve safety and security and reduce fear of crime within the local community.  Initiatives may address property crime, personal safety (including cyber safety), early intervention with young people and/or families and crime prevention through environmental design.   

 
The successful 2016 Safer Queensland Community Grants for projects across the state have been announced, as assessed by a panel from the QPS and Suncorp.  Each recipient had an idea to improve road safety or prevent crime in their community, and now they have been awarded a grant to bring it to life.​

Applications for the 2017 Safer Queensland Community Grants program have now closed.​
 
A full list of the 2016 projects receiving grants: ​


 
Queensland Police Service - St George Youth Engagement Program (SGYEP)A resilience and personal development program helping at-risk youth (aged 12-16 years) in St George and surrounding areas to improve self-esteem, create a sense of purpose and generate a learning culture by providing life skills and exercises for personal development to provide pathways and improve school attendance in addition to reducing youth crime.$10,000.00​
QPCYWA (South Burnett Branch) - Bicycle Education Program for CherbourgA student-focused project, providing 200 students with a comprehensive education package and their own bike helmet, to help reduce the risk of bicycle incidents amongst indigenous students.$10,000.00
ALARA QLD Limited - Keeping us Safe at Luke's PlaceEnhance security with the supply and installation of a CCTV system/cameras to the exterior of Luke's Place Ipswich, which is operated by ALARA QLD, providing a range of community services for 600-700 children and adults with disabilities.​​$1,638.00​
The Community Place Kalinga - Safety Lighting ProjectInstallation of security lighting around the perimeter of the Kalinga Bowls Club, the new site of The Community Place - a community centre based at Wooloowin which aims to provide places, opportunities and services for people to connect, share and learn together.$7,331.69
Queensland Police Service (Mount Gravatt) - Connected WomenConnected Women is a 10-week crime prevention and community safety program designed specifically for young Islamic new arrival refugee women, aged 15 - 30 years, focusing on crime prevention, leadership, self-esteem and violence prevention.$9,507.50​
Cook Shire Council - Split Rock Crime PreventionThis project aims to prevent theft and vandalism at 'Split Rock', an iconic​ self-guided Indigenous rock art tourist attraction, located near Laura (Cape York) through the supply and installation of solar-powered CCTV cameras.$8,023.95
Queensland Police Service (Barcaldine) - QPS/Braveheart Protective Behaviours EducationThe QPS will work in collaboration with Bravehearts to deliver vital child safety programs to children aged 4-9 years in remote areas of the South-West Police District.$10,000.00
Townsville Central State School P&C Association - Bike Handling and Road Safety InitiativeThis project seeks to educate children on road safety and bike handling, and involves the acquisition and development of reso​​urces which will be delivered as part of school curriculum.$9,456.00​
Torbanlea State School - School Theft PreventionThe grant will fund the purchase and installation of a CCTV system within Torbanlea State School to enhance school security and prevent break-and-enters.$4,616.36​
Meals on Wheels Pine Rivers - Key to SafetyThe project will purchase and install 600 key locks for all homes within the Mea​ls on Wheels (Pine Rivers) delivery scheme to encourage better home security and allow emergency services, carers and authorised person's lawful entry to premises with a secure PIN.​​$10,000.00
Ravenshoe Community Centre Inc. - CCTV SystemThe project will supply and install eight high-definition cameras within the Ravenshoe Community Centre to prevent wilful damage, theft and drug use.$9,490.23
Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association - Deep Blue LineIn collaboration with the QPS, Inala PCYC will deliver Deep Blue Line, an early intervention and diversionary program delivering life-skill ​based sessions and interactions with mentors based around the key learning areas of communication, well-being and positive futures.  Participants for this program will be referred from local schools and community organisations.$4,789.90
Queensland Police Service (Cairns City) - Apex Park RevitalisationThe project seeks to increase security and enhance public safety within Apex Park, Cairns, with im​provements to lighting and signage.$10,000.00
Queensland Police Service (Yarrabah) - Yarrie YarnsThe project seeks to educate the Yarrabah community (the largest mainland Aboriginal community) on the use of social media by creating a social media page called Yarrie Yarns, which will feature a weekly interview and photograph of local residents. Expected project outcomes are a reduction in calls for service relating to family disturbances, bullying and harassment.$9,288.95
Queensland Police Service (Morningside) - Deep Blue Line South Brisbane Police DistrictThe project is a collaboration of South Brisbane District Police and various Islamic organisations within South Brisbane to increase communication and wellbeing and promote a positive future for Islamic youths aged between 13 and17 years to help build life skills and foster mentoring relationships with QPS officers.$3,590.00
Queensland Police-Citizens Youth Welfare Association – Automotive Skills WorkshopA collaboration of Youth Justice and PCYC, Ipswich PCYC will deliver an Automotive Skills Workshop to educate 30 students through a training program in automotive repair, restoration and maintenance. Participants will gain a Certificate II in Automotive Body Repair upon program completion, in addition to participating in a group exercise at the Willowbank Motor Precinct.$9,000.00
St Andrews Lutheran College - Safety in the Junior SchoolThe project involves improving school security with security cameras, after being the victim of $6 million worth of damage caused by an arson attack in April 2016.$9,826.00
Cardinals Baseball Club - Install security cameras, motion sensors, alarmsThe project involves improving security within the club including the supply and installation of motion sensors, a security alarm and a CCTV camera system to deter unlawful activity.$7,000.00
Queensland Police Service (Yamanto) - Tact Before TextA collaboration with the QPS, Able Australia and University of Southern Queensland, the project will target seniors and students (with English as a second language) on cyber safety, aiming to instil a key message of 'thinking before you act or send' through information sessions.$4,704.15
Queensland Police Service (Edmonton) - Generation No DV - Youth can be the changeThe project seeks to promote domestic violence awareness via one-minute videos created by local high school students and youth-led community education sessions.$7,900.00
C&K Caboolture Community Kindergarten & Preschool - Security LightingThe project will install motion sensor lighting to the existing building to enhance overall security.$1,524.05
Queensland Police Service (Atherton) - Our Roads, Our Rules - Keep left in AustraliaA collaboration of the QPS, Tablelands Regional Council and Mareeba Shire Council, the project seeks to educate overseas drivers on keeping to the left through signage, QPS engagement with tourists/backpackers and multilingual stickers/brochures which will be affixed to rental vehicles and distributed to seasonal workers and backpackers.$7,500.00
Uni Boars Junior Rugby Union - White Ribbon - speaking out about Domestic ViolenceThe project will educate and empower young men within the Capricornia Police District, that domestic violence is unacceptable. In collaboration with the White Ribbon Foundation, the project seeks to educate and spread the message of stopping domestic violence with two Uni Boars Football teams donning White Ribbon endorsed jerseys and raising a White Ribbon banner at games.$7,949.00
Queensland Police Service (Cairns) - Cairns School Road Safety ExpoCairns School Safety Road Safety Expo is an initiative aimed at year 10-12 students which includes demonstrations of the QFES Road Rescue interactive display with commentary from QFES, QAS and QPS.$5,000.00
C&K Eagleby South Community Kindergarten - Security Upgrade ProjectThe project will install a duress alarm system, to complement existing security measures - ensuring the safety of the children and staff of the centre.$1,490.00
C&K Cotton Tree Community Childcare Centre - Front Entrance Security UpgradeThe project will enhance security at the front of the premises with the installation of a security front door with security PIN pad.$5,733.99
MINS - Multicultural Driver Awareness CourseFacilitated by Roadcraft Gympie, this project will provide 48 Multicultural Information Network clients with access to a safe, low-risk, driver awareness course, involving theory and practical explanations and demonstrations by qualified educators. $9,429.98
YellowBridge QLD - YellowBridge SafetyThis project will provide custom-made personal security devices to support workers who are caring for disabled and disadvantaged community members within Toowoomba.$5,000.00
AL TAYLOR FOR KIDS INC. - The Potential ProjectThis project provides assistance to youth identified by the education system as being at-risk of disengaging from education, drug use and self-harm.  Three Sunshine Coast schools will be selected in consultation with the Department of Education Regional Behavioural Managements Coordinators. The program aims to encourage appropriate decision making and instil values into the participants through the use of action-based learning.$10,000.00
Queensland Police Service (Townsville) - Security door guardThe project will supply acrylic security screen guards with a printed crime prevention message. Screen guards will be distributed to residents in 'hot spots' experiencing high rates of property crime.$10,000.00
Queensland Police Service (Broadbeach) - Let's Talk: Domestic Violence in our CommunityThe project will provide six bi-monthly domestic and family violence education dinners for 80 Gold Coast Culturally and Linguistically Diverse community leaders, helping them educate and empower their community members about domestic family violence.  Expected project outcomes include the promotion of respectful relationships and the development of referral pathways for support services.$6,000.00
Cairns Community Kindergarten - A Safe Outdoor Environment For AllThe project will upgrade exterior fences and install a lockable gate to the centre to reduce the incidence of crime and unlawful activity within the premises.$10,000.00
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parents and Friends - Cyclone Mesh FencingThe project will improve student safety within the Thursday Island School with the installation of 30 metres of cyclone mesh fencing adjacent to the driveway – an area frequented by pedestrians and heavily utilised by vehicles.$9,900.00
Volunteer Marine Rescue Burdekin Inc. - Upgrade site to remote accessThe project will improve security measures at the Burdekin Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR), providing remote access to cameras and allowing for timely retrieval or review of CCTV footage.  This layer of security will assist in the prevention of possible damage to rescue equipment – an event which occurred in 2015.​​$4,996.75

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Applications for the 2017 round of the Safer Queensland Community Grant Program have closed. Keep up to date by visiting www.suncorpsaferroads.com/community-grants.