Gordon Levenson, Sami Harding, Mike McLaughlin, Karen Hutchinson, Robyn Schmarr and Paul are excited about the grant.
Gordon Levenson, Sami Harding, Mike McLaughlin, Karen Hutchinson, Robyn Schmarr and Paul are excited about the grant. Contributed

Neighbourhood crime busters get grant to engrave

CRIME Stoppers and Neighbourhood Watch have welcomed a community grant from NRMA insurance.

Coolangatta-Tweed Heads Crime Stoppers and Neighbourhood Watch Tweed Valley-Brunswick used the grant of $3247 to get more flyers printed and to purchase a marque.

Gordon Levenson, Neighbourhood Watch secretary of the combined groups, said the money would be used to help people engrave their valuable items with their licence number to help them be located if they were ever stolen.

Mr Levenson said the grant was fantastic and the program relied on the funds.

NRMA Insurance's Mariana Cidade said the program had been helping upstanding community groups build safer communities for more than 10 years.

"We have had a fantastic response this year from community groups who have some outstanding ideas on how to help their local communities," she said.

"Crime Stoppers is one of this year's recipients and we are excited to see how the grant will help their community.

"The Community Grants program provides NRMA Insurance with the opportunity to support and work closely with communities like Tweed Shire in order to address local issues," said Ms Cidade.

This year across NSW, 74 groups received Community Grants, with NRMA Insurance investing around $300,500 into local initiatives. Since the program's inception in 2003, there have been approximately 1,400 recipients nationally totalling more than $5.8 million.



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