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. 

Open
Open date: 29 Oct 2019 09:00 AM AEDT
Close date: 10 Dec 2019 05:00 PM AEDT.
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 intolerancProject 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?

You should read the grant opportunity guidelines and sample grant agreement before you apply. Grant opportunity guidelines provide detailed information on the grant opportunity, including grant activity objectives; all eligibility and assessment criteria; the assessment processes; reporting and acquittal requirements; and a description of review mechanisms.

To apply, you must submit your application through the online portal. You will need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

For assistance with the application form contact us.

Apply now

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read the guidelines
  • review the sample grant agreement
  • meet the assessment criteria
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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