COVID-19 Update

 Please note that due to current COVID-19 restrictions in place across Australia,  the closing date of this grant opportunity has been extended.

The extended application closing date is 19 August 2021 5:00pm. There will be no further extensions after this date. 

For further enquiries, or if current COVID-19 restrictions in your location are preventing you from submitting your application, please contact us or call 13 28 46 before the closing date.

Safer Communities Fund – Round 6 – Infrastructure Grants


This round of the Safer Communities Fund provides schools and pre-schools, places of religious worship, community organisations and local councils with grants for crime prevention initiatives.

Closed

The grant is no longer available

Application detail:
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What do you get?

Grants from $10,000 to $500,000.

Who is this for?

Schools and pre-schools, places of religious worship, community organisations and local councils. 

Overview


This round of the Safer Communities Fund gives schools and pre-schools, places of religious worship, community organisations and local councils grants of up to $500,000 for crime prevention initiatives aimed at reducing crime, violence, anti-social behaviour and/or other security risks driven by racial and/or religious intolerance.

There is approximately $10 million available.

Project activities can include the installation of security infrastructure such as: 

  • fixed or mobile CCTV cameras
  • security lighting
  • fencing and gates
  • bollards
  • external blast walls and windows
  • security and alarm systems
  • public address systems
  • intercoms and swipe access
  • security doors.

For registered schools and preschools, project activities can also include employing or hiring security guards, licensed by the relevant state or territory agency. 

Grants available are between $10,000 and $500,000. The maximum grant amount per location or school campus is $250,000. 

The grant amount will be up to 100% of eligible project costs. 

Projects must be completed by 31 March 2024.

Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • have not previously received a Safer Communities Fund Infrastructure or a Safer Communities Fund Northern Territory Infrastructure grant in earlier rounds, unless:
    • you are a school or pre-school applying for funding for security guards only, or
    • you are applying for infrastructure at a different project location/campus to your previous grant.

You must also be one of the following entities:

  • an incorporated not for profit organisation
  • an Australian local government agency or body as defined in section 14
  • an Australian State/Territory Government education agency or body
  • a registered school or pre-school that is a legal entity (with its own unique ABN) and that can enter into a grant agreement in its own right
  • a legal entity applying on behalf of a registered school or pre-school.

Applying


How do you apply?

The Safer Communities Fund – Round 6 – Infrastructure Grants is closed to applications.

Need help?

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