Youth crime prevention funding for Hume City

Published on 06 December 2021

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New funding is now available for crime prevention and community safety activities that support young people in Hume.  

The Hume Empowering Communities initiative, with a total funding of $550,000, has been funded through the Victorian Government’s Building Safer Communities Program. 

The grant provides funding to support community to design and deliver initiatives that take an evidence informed, innovative approach to address local issues impacting on crime and perceptions of safety. 

Hume City Council, the Department of Justice and Community Safety and the Hume Empowering Communities Action Group, which includes representatives from local community organisations, have worked together to develop the common goal for the funding, which is that children entering adolescence develop and maintain life skills, engage in school, and have safe, stable and nurturing relationships with parents and/or caregivers. 

The key objectives of the initiative are to provide opportunities for young people to develop life skills in a family and school and/or community context, connection to culturally responsive family and legal services and support for school transitions and individual learning needs. 

Hume Empowering Communities funding applications open at 9am Monday 6 December and close Monday 24 January for projects/ activities to start from 1 March 2022. 

Applicants are encouraged to attend Hume Empowering Communities Information Sessions via zoom to find out about how to apply for grants.

Information sessions will be held on: 

  • Thursday 9 December 2021, 6pm – 7pm
  • Thursday 16 December 2021, 3pm – 4pm
  • Tuesday 11 January 2022, 6pm – 7pm
  • Thursday 13 January 2022, 2pm – 3pm

You can register to attend an information session via Eventbrite. Your Zoom meeting link will be forwarded to your nominated email address before the session.

Apply now 

For more information, please contact Hume Empowering Communities Project Officer on 9205 2200 or email 


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