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As of 3 June 2020, the Safer Communities Fund Round 5 Infrastructure grants program is progressing and decisions on the outcomes of applications are imminent.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application.

Safer Communities Fund – Round 5 – Early Intervention Grants


The Safer Communities Fund – Round 5 – Early Intervention Grants provides state and territory peak Police Citizens’ Youth Clubs, Bluelight organisations and Youth Off the Streets with grants of up to $3 million. The grants aim to deliver local crime prevention activities that address anti-social behaviour and/or racial or religious intolerance by at-risk marginalised youth.

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What do you get?

Up to $3 million to deliver local crime prevention activities.

Who is this for?

A state or territory peak Police Citizens’ Youth Club, state or territory peak Bluelight organisation or Youth Off the Streets Limited.

Overview


The objectives of the Safer Communities Fund – Round 5 – Early Intervention Grants are to:

  • contribute to the preservation of the safety of Australians through funding local crime prevention activities that address anti-social behaviour and/or racial or religious intolerance by at-risk youth
  • help at-risk marginalised young people aged 12 to 25 to develop life skills to prevent them from becoming entrenched in the criminal justice system and to promote inclusion and build community resilience

Grants available are between $200,000 and $3,000,000. The grant amount will be up to 100% of eligible project costs.

You must complete your project by 30 June 2023.

The Safer Communities Fund – Round 5 includes 2 other streams

Update your security infrastructure to protect your community in the Northern Territory

Update your security infrastructure to protect your community

Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must have an Australian business number (ABN) and be:

  • a state or territory peak Police Citizens' Youth Club
  • a state or territory peak Bluelight organisation
  • Youth Off the Streets Limited
  • nominated by the peak organisation in your state or territory to submit an application on their behalf.

If the peak organisation in your state or territory is not able to submit an application, they may nominate one organisation in your state to submit an application, either for one project or on behalf of multiple organisations.

If there are no state or territory peaks in your location, the Program Delegate has discretion to accept an application from one local Police Citizens' Youth Club or Bluelight organisation in each state.

Additional eligibility requirements

If you have been nominated by the peak organisation in your state or territory to submit an application, we can only accept applications where you:

  • can provide evidence of the approval from your state or territory peak organisation to submit an application.

We cannot waive the eligibility criteria under any circumstances.

Applying


How do you apply?

The Safer Communities Fund – Round 5 – Early Intervention Grants are closed to applications.

Need help?

  • Contact us for help with your application or to find out more.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Key documents


Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample grant agreement