Wednesday, 06 February 2013 11:43
Here is a list of the successful applicants for our Community Funding program - stay tuned for more updates on how their projects went!
Caboolture 10 NHW Queensland $1,346.00
Caboolture 10 has been established for 20 years, it has a population of 500 homes and a monthly meeting attendance of approximately 30 people. The aim of the project is to purchase a marquee which can be used to promote membership and involvement within the community. The district plans to use the Marquee for NHW neighbour days and launch days.
Caboolture 10 NHW Queensland $2,155.00
To promote membership and involvement with NHW the Caboolture District aims to provide fridge magnets with emergency contacts and counselling numbers as well as promote their 22 active NHW groups in the area. Magnets will be distributed to new member areas in welcome packs and at community displays.
Woodcroft NHW South Australia $3,000.00
Carols in the Park
The aim of this project is to provide a safe environment and entertainment free from bullying and violence for all age groups within the community. The Woodcroft NHW holds this event annually and it is attended by over 500 residents each year. The project also aims to promote the involvement and visibility of their volunteers with hi-vis vests , polo shirts and hats, also giveaways to attendees of pens and personal alarms.
Ellen Grove NHW Queensland $450.00
NHW House Plaques (300)
Ellen Grove NHW was established in 2005 with 480 members. The area has a significant portion of Queensland Housing properties that were recently refurbished and their fences and mailboxes were replaced. When the old mailboxes were taken away they took the NHW signs with them so this project will assist a proud NHW community to display their membership and keep crime rates down.
Latrobe NHW Tasmania $1,223.75
NHW Area Street Signs (25)
Latrobe NHW was established in 1994 and their project will raise community awareness of their group by installing 25 street signs around their local area.
Broadbeach 20 NHW Queensland $1,340.36
This project involves 5 NHW groups led by Broadbeach20. Their local shopping centre has agreed to support the NHW groups and allow them to put up a display and educate the community on the benefits of being part of NHW, discuss safety concerns and highlight home security checks. They hope to raise awareness of NHW and gain new members, expand existing groups and open additional groups.
Wishart NHW Queensland $3,000.00
Good Neighbour Expo
Wishart NHW was one of the first to be formed in Queensland in 1988 and still remains active. Their project aims to re-energise the community interest and action in a wide range of information, services and products associated with developing community and keeping their families and homes safe from crime.
Cam/Somerset NHW Tasmania $2,915.00
This project aims to purchase and replace damaged and aged signs for educating/information Somerset residents of the NHW program and attract new members.
Klemzig NHW South Australia $2046.00
Klemzig NHW was established in 1995 and has a current and very active registered volunteer group of 90. Recently they have self-funded and delivered 3000 magnetic shopping list pads printed with the NHW logo to raise awareness of the program and this project is to purchase 3000 pens to sustain the ongoing awareness of NHW in their community.
Port Lincoln NHW South Australia $1,004.45
Port Lincoln NHW would like to run a high profile campaign within their NHW area to encourage local residents to security mark their valuable items of property with UV pens. The group aims to purchase 250 pens to distribute free to interested members of the community at a series of public events. They will also purchase a UV marking kit which will be used by NHW members to demonstrate how the system works to encourage participation.
Holden Hill NHW South Australia $1,490.00
This project aims to provide rubber mouse mats containing cyber safety messages with a focus on ID theft and safe use of social network sites.
Holden Hill NHW South Australia $2,151.30
1GB USB's (500)
Provision for USBs containing internet safety messages and information on computer safety and security. Information on cyber safety and anti cyber bullying using social networking sites.
Holden Hill NHW South Australia $2, 130.00
Provision of NHW branded notepads containing safety messages.
Evandale NHW Tasmania $1,327.50
This project aims to conduct an exhibition of static displays with emphasis on home security and safety. Exhibitors are being invited to join which include security alarms, doors, screens/blinds, locksmiths, car alarms/immobilisers. The exhibition will be held in a marquee as part of Evandale Village Fair and Penny Farthing Championships.
Gold Coast District NHW Queensland $2,419.50
Family Fun Days
The Gold Coast District NHW aims to support and rejuvenate NHW on the Gold Coast. They are aiming to hold two Neighbourhood Fun Days in March and April 2013 which will increase community awareness, attract new members and bring the community together in a fun and inclusive way.
Renmark NHW South Australia $2,806.42
Security and Safety Expo
This project aims to improve community awareness and to reduce the risk of break-ins, theft graffiti and petty crimes in the Renmark Paringa Area. The Renmark NHW will hold an Expo which will also coincide with their 25th birthday.
Devon Hills NHW Tasmania $870.99
Cameras and Engraving equipment
Devon Hills Park Estate is a low density rural residential estate in Tasmania’s Northern Midlands, the estate holds 160 residences and a population close to 600. This project aims to promote a sense of security, safety and well-being for Devon Hills residents by reducing the opportunity of crimes to be committed and also to increase the likelihood of criminals being caught by installing motion activated outdoor cameras and also purchasing two engravers.
Clare NHW South Australia $3,000.00
CCTV Cameras and Hardware
This project is aiming to reduce property damage and break-ins to businesses in the main street of Clare. The area does not have overnight police patrols and crime is occurring spasmodically and usually property based. There will be 6 cameras installed with the assistance of business owners.
Port Lincoln NHW (290) South Australia $1,010.00
Wheelie Bin Stickers and BBQ
This project aims to raise the profile of NHW in the area by encouraging residents to put NHW stickers on their wheelie bins and also holding a BBQ lunch to rally support and new members.
Buderim NHW Queensland $1,675.00
The aim of this project is to deliver awareness of the safety within the retirement community by extending to the residents within the four areas a message of safety and benefits of living within a community that has an active NHW group. 12 signs will be installed around Buderim and smaller house signs will be made available to residents.
Macgregor NHW Queensland $1,803.80
The aim of this project is to reach out to the Chinese and Mandarin speaking population in the area that may not be fully aware of community based crime prevention. This will be done via translated websites and newsletters and events held in the area.
NHW NT Northern Territory $3,000.00
NHWNT identified to need to produce a new membership handbook to provide the valuable reference tool to its members and members of the public. It will cover handy safety hints, community services, emergency phone numbers, NHWNT program sponsors and loyalty discounts available to members.
NHW SA South Australia $3,000.00
SAPOL Open Day
NHW and its sister program Blue Light, have been offered a major area at a proposed Open Day at the newly opened SA Police Academy. Previous Open Days have attracted 80,000 attendees. The aim of this project is to raise the general profile of NHW, recruit volunteers and actively promote the program.
Ipswich District NHW Queensland $2,612.42
Wheelie Bin Stickers and Radio Promotion
This project aims to raise awareness of NHW by using a multimedia campaign via radio and custom screensavers, wheelie bin stickers and a launch event/BBQ.
Mareeba NHW Area 2 Queensland $750.00
Street signs (30)
This project aims to better define the area covered and in particular the businesses within the NHW by using signage to provide a greater deterrent to possible offenders.
Legana NHW Tasmania $972.26
Motion Sensitive Lights
The Legana area has very poor street lighting, making it a dark and unpleasant area to walk in at night. This means that residents feel more vulnerable and there is more opportunity for thieves to hide in dark shrubbery around homes. Residents have approached council but as an interim measure they aim to encourage residents to install motion sensitive lights around their homes.
NHW Tasmania Tasmania $2,398.00
Wheelie Bin Stickers (1000)
Inspired by the Wheelie Bin sticker project run in Western Australia, this project is to launch a trial of the project in a Tasmanian municipality with a view to a state-wide roll out in the future.
Morningside NHW3 Queensland $580.00
Seminar / Catering
The aim of this project is to educate home users of the internet on the personal actions that they can take to prevent becoming a victim of cyber crime.
Beverley NHW South Australia $2,029.90
The aim of this project is to get people out of their houses, interacting with other locals on a weekly 30 minute walk Beverley NHW hopes to reduce fear of crime, encourage new residents to feel a part of the community and recruit more volunteers to the NHW.
North Tambourine Area 2 NHW Queensland $1,740.00
This project is to install signage to make the NHW activity obvious, this will increase community awareness and increased involvement.
Mudgeeraba 6 NHW Queensland $1,237.50
Wheelie Bin Stickers (500)
This project is to create Wheelie Bin stickers for the Mudgeeraba NHW to hand out at events to remind home owners and visitors of the presence of NHW in their area.
Dernancourt NHW South Australia $1,000.00
Dernancourt NHW aims to increase its membership with marketing and events held at the local shopping centre and school sports events.
Howard NHW Queensland $629.00
The town of Howard is experiencing a population boom, it is a tourism hotspot and they expect that when current developments are completed that the town’s population will have doubled. This project aims to use signage and a display at community events to create new NHW groups in new housing estates as well as show to visitors to the area that NHW is active.
The Gap NHW 2 Queensland $2,916.87
Knock Knock, who’s there?
This project aims to create overall awareness of the newly rejuvenated NHW group at The Gap with a focus on educating the younger generation. The project will create flyers, posters and wheelie bin stickers.
Lower Sunnybank Hills NHW 6 Queensland $990.00
One Way screws (500 cars)
This project aims to install one way screws on 500 cars within the Lower Sunnybank Hills community. This will raise awareness of what the NHW group does for its community and also prevent theft of registration plates that are then used to commit other offences such as drive offs from petrol stations, ram raids toll evasion and evasion from police.
Nerang NHW Area 10 Queensland $1,000.00
This project aims to raise awareness of NHW in Nerang by creating bumper stickers that also promote community pride.
Central Wynyard NHW Tasmania $600.00
The Wynyard area has experienced an escalation in youth related offending recently and this project aims to engage a larger proportion of the youth community and their families. It is planned that there would be two awards to each of six local schools to reward students who are contributing in a meaningful ways to the community. These awards would also be promoted through the media and increase the awareness of NHW in the area.
Central Wynyard NHW Tasmania $972.00
This project will provide and install signage in the area displaying a ‘Lock it or Lose it’ message along with NHW emblems to address and increase of the rate of incidents of property crime namely motor vehicle burglaries in the Wynyard area.
NHW Australind Program Western Australia $1,174.00
Know your neighbour Day
The aim of this project is to give residents living in Australind a chance to get to know neighbours, people on their street or living nearby. It is also a chance to raise awareness of the NHW program and invite people to participate. It will be held in conjunction with the National “Neighbour Day”.
Port Lincoln NHW South Australia $1,010.00
Wheelie Bin Stickers and BBQ
This project aims to make the community more aware by watching out for their neighbours. Stickers on wheelie bins and a BBQ to launch the project.
Innes Park NHW Queensland $1,472.25
Carols in the Park
Each year the Innes Park NHW put on an event for Christmas to raise awareness of NHW and encourage more residents to participate. This year in addition to their usual entertainment and food they will be able to draw more attention to their volunteers by having NHW shirts available.
Myrtle Bank NHW South Australia $1,750.00
Community Safety Day
The aim of this project is to educate the community on issues relating to personal safety and property security due to increased crime in the area.
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 15:51
The Australasian Community Safety Survey has now closed. We received hundreds of submissions and some fantastic insights into the thoughts of our current NHW and NS members. Thank you for your support. The survey is currently being analysed by Griffith University and we will publish the results shortly - stay tuned!
NHWA is giving you a chance to participate in the first ever Australasian Community Safety Survey. Our survey seeks to obtain information from you as an individual currently involved with Neighbourhood Watch in Australia and Neighbourhood Support in New Zealand. Your valuable contribution will assist us by giving us an understanding of who is currently involved in Neighbourhood Watch and Neighbourhood Support, if we are currently meeting your needs, and how we can improve in the future.
Saturday, 18 August 2012 08:57
The NHWA Community Funding Program has now closed. We received 56 applications from all over Australia and our Funding Committee is currently assessing them. The final decision on which applications are approved will be announced at our AGM in Adelaide on the 19th and 20th November 2012.
The Neighbourhood Watch Australasia (NHWA) Community Funding Program are open. The $100,000 is being targeted to give a much needed boost and revitalisation to local community Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) groups.
The NHWA Community Funding Program allows for local new or existing NHW groups to be working alongside Police or Local Government authorities to problem solve local community safety and crime prevention issues.
The $100,000 Community Funding Program has come from the Proceeds Of Crime Act (POCA) funds awarded to Neighbourhood Watch Australasia by the Federal Government earlier this year.
We have particularly focused these funds into grants of no more than $3,000 each. We see this as a way of giving back to communities that may have already been victims of crime or anti social behaviour, or those that care enough about their community to do something about it.
So does your community group have a great idea to improve your local communities safety and prevent crime? Apply for a grant today - download the documents below and follow the instructions to submit your application.
Guidelines - a guide to the application process including information on what will and will not be funded. Download Guidelines.pdf
Assessment Criteria - specific criteria that must be met for your application to be considered. Download Criteria.pdf
Q: How long is it likely to take for applicants to the program to be advised whether they are successful or not for this initial round?
A: The applications will be considered by NHWA. They will then be sent for approval to the Attorney General's Department. We are planning on announcing successful applicants on the 20th November 2012.
Q: Will the six month term for project funding begin from the date of project approval or will it start earlier say from the date of the release of the Program (20th August) or beginning of the 2012-13 financial year?
A: We anticipate that the project funding would begin on the date that you sign the funding agreement with us. We would anticipate this being very soon after the 20th November, or at an agreed date with you.
Q: Will funding be made available up front to successful Groups or will they have to meet milestones to receive funding? Is it likely funding will only be made available on receipt of final report?
A: We anticipate entering into an agreement with each successful recipient. Each recipient must be incorporated or be working with another organisation that is incorporated or working with Police or working with Council who would be able to receive funds on behalf of your group. We are not allowed to pay funds to unincorporated groups. The funds would be paid to your group or the agreed sponsor once the project agreement has been signed. You will then be required to meet the obligations of providing a report and receipts of where that money has been spent. An Acquittal form will need to be completed. None of this needs to be onerous, simply show transparency of public funds.
Q: Will there be any allowance to deduct the Christmas holiday period from the six months term allowed for projects?
A: Yes, we are happy for you to tell us when and how you would like your project to work and are happy to negotiate a time frame that suits your needs. Within reason of course.
Q: Will funds spent definitely have to be accounted for within the project term of 6 months?
A: Yes. This is a requirement of this funding term. Please bear in mind that there will be another funding term next year and being successful in year one does not preclude you from applying in year two.
Thursday, 09 August 2012 17:55
It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Mandie Spall to the position of Project/Administrator for NHWA.
Mandie brings to the position a wealth of experience in accounts, administrative, project management and web design and management.
We welcome Mandie who will commence her duties with NHWA on Monday 13th August 2012.
I am sure you will all join me in welcoming Mandie to our NHWA family.
Mandie can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 31 July 2012 19:38
Each year we recognise members of our community who have made an outstanding contribution to the community through working in the field of community safety.
To recognise an individual who has volunteered their time through Neighbourhood Watch to empower people and communities through the development of strong and effective partnerships that promotes quality of life, wellbeing and social inclusion.
To recognise a police officer or employee who has volunteered their time through Neighbourhood Watch to empower people and communities through the development of strong and effective partnerships that promotes quality of life, wellbeing and social inclusion.
Please Download and read the Awards Criteria
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