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As of 9 April 2020, the Safer Communities Fund Round 5 program is progressing in accordance with the indicative timeframe outlined in Grant opportunity guidelines.

Safer Communities Fund – Round 5 – Infrastructure Grants


Safer Communities Fund – Round 5 – Infrastructure Grants provides 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.
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What do you get?

Grants from $10,000 to $1 million.

Who is this for?

An incorporated not for profit organisation or an Australian local government agency. Or body as defined in appendix A of the grant opportunity guidelines or an Australian State/Territory Government education agency or body. Or 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. Or a legal entity applying on behalf of a registered school or pre-school.

Overview


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 camera
    • 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.

The maximum grant amount per organisation is $1 million.

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

The maximum grant period is 36 months.

Projects must be completed by 30 June 2023.

Eligibility


What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must have an Australian business number (ABN) and be one of the following entities:

  • an incorporated not for profit organisation
  • an Australian local government agency or body as defined in appendix A of the grant opportunity guidelines
  • 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
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Applying


How do you apply?

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

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  • 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

Fact sheet – How to apply guide

Sample grant agreement – simple

Exchange of letters grant agreement

Letter template – Authority to undertake the project at the nominated site

Legal entities fact sheet for Infrastructure grants