Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries, has announced a grant of $129,432 to help Baradine create a safer community.
Mr Humphries said the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government granted the money through its Community Safety Fund.
The grant was awarded to the Baradine and District Progress Association to fund a program targeting people affected by substance abuse problems.
“‘Living Well Together, Creating New Directions for a Safer Baradine Community’ is a terrific, community-led program that will address links to crime in Baradine, including domestic violence, alcohol and drug-related crimes,” Mr Humphries said.
“The aim of the program is to develop the skills, self-confidence and employment opportunities of those affected by substance abuse in the community.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police, Troy Grant, said the NSW Government’s Community Safety Fund will deliver $10 million in grants over four years.
“The NSW Government is investing in strong, evidence-based projects to promote safety and steer at-risk people away from a path of crime,” Mr Grant said.
“Crime has a significant cost to our communities, so supporting projects that reduce anti-social behaviour and offending is a good investment.”
The presentation of Community Safety Grant funding to Baradine & District Progress Association and Baradine Health Council members (l-r): Roslyn Kildey (Progress Association), Kevin Humphries, Ted Hayman (Progress Association), and Baradine Health Council members Jessica Taylor, Veronica Taylor, Bernie Underwood, Carole Daniels and Kate Shannon.