Suncorp grants offer chance to keep Queensland safer

KEEPING our families and friends safe and building a community that helps to ensure that safety is of paramount importance to most Queenslanders.

And to this end there is little doubt that Suncorp's community grants have made a big difference.

This year, the third since the program started, Suncorp Insurance has once again teamed up with the Queensland Police Service to help ensure a safer Queensland by offering $160,000 in grants to enable local communities to develop and implement projects that improve road safety or help reduce crime and the fear of crime in the area.

The program is open to community groups, not-for-profit organisations and the police and offers the opportunity to apply for one-off grants between $1000 and $10,000.

The program has already funded a wide range of crime prevention and road safety projects especially in regional communities as well as education campaigns addressing youth violence, drink driving and home and property safety.

Grants have also been awarded to schools for drop-off zones, for a loan scheme for child capsules and booster seats and for security detail at sporting facilities, youth centres and community halls.

If you have a project that needs funding to get off the ground or to continue doing important work see for further information.

Applications for the 2013 Safer Queensland Community Grants program open on  June 3 and close on July 31.

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