Safer Communities Fund

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The Safer Communities Fund Round 5 Infrastructure grants provide schools and pre-schools, places of religious worship, community organisations and local councils with grants of up to $1 million for crime prevention initiatives aimed at reducing crime, violence, anti-social behaviour and/or other security risks driven by racial and/or religious intolerance.

Project activities can include:

  • Infrastructure activities, such as installing:
  • 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.
  • Employing or hiring security guards, licensed by the relevant state or territory agency, for schools or preschools

The minimum grant amount is $10,000, the maximum grant amount per location or school campus is $500,000 and the maximum grant amount per organisation is $1 million.

The grant will be up to 100% of eligible project costs and the maximum grant period is 36 months.

Projects must be completed by 30 June 2023.