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
  • 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

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.

The Safer Communities Fund Round 5 includes grant opportunities for two other streams:

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.

Applying


How do you apply?

The Safer Communities Fund – Round 5 – Infrastructure Grants is currently 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

Sample grant agreement – simple

Exchange of letters grant agreement

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

Legal Entities Fact Sheet NT Infrastructure streams

Legal Entities Fact Sheet for Infrastructure