Safer Communities Fund Round 3 - Early Intervention Grants

At a glance

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Provides state and territory peak Police Citizen’s Youth Clubs, Bluelight organisations and Youth Off the Streets with grants of up to $2 million to deliver local crime prevention activities that address anti-social behaviour and/or racial or religious intolerance by at-risk marginalised youth.

At a minimum, you must have an ABN and be one of the following:

  • a state or territory peak Police Citizens’ Youth Club
  • a state or territory peak Bluelight organisation
  • Youth Off the Streets Limited.

Other eligibility requirements apply.

Contact information:

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Overview

On 26 August 2018 the ministerial arrangements changed. The decision maker for Safer Communities will now be the Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon Peter Dutton MP.

The objectives of the Safer Communities Fund Round 3 Early Intervention Grants are to:

  • contribute to the preservation of the safety of Australians through funding local crime prevention activities that address anti-social behaviour and/or racial or religious intolerance by at-risk youth
  • help at risk marginalised young people aged 12 – 25 to develop life skills to prevent them from becoming entrenched in the criminal justice system and to promote inclusion and build community resilience.

The minimum grant amount is $200,000.

The maximum grant amount is $2,000,000.

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

You must complete your project by 31 March 2020.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must have an ABN and be:

  • a state or territory peak Police Citizens’ Youth Club
  • a state or territory peak Bluelight organisation
  • Youth Off the Streets Limited.

In order to be eligible you must:

  • have met relevant state or territory legislation obligations related to working with children, and ensure that any person that has direct, unsupervised contact with children as part of a project under this program, has undertaken and passed a working with children check, if required under relevant State or Territory legislation. You are also responsible for assessing the suitability of the people you engage as part of your project to ensure children are kept safe.

You are not eligible to apply if you are:

  • a local Police Citizens’ Youth Club
  • a local Bluelight organisation.

Merit criteria

To be competitive you must score at least 50% against each merit criterion.

  • Merit criterion 1 - The extent that your project will contribute to improved social cohesion and outcomes for at risk youth (50 points)
  • Merit criterion 2 - The impact of grant funding on your project (30 points)
  • Merit criterion 3 - Your capacity, capability and resources to deliver the project (20 points)

How to apply

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

Safer Communities Fund Round 3 - Early Intervention Grants is currently closed to applications.

For assistance with the application form contact us.

How we assess applications

We assess your application against the eligibility criteria and then against the merit criteria. Only eligible applications will proceed to the merit assessment stage.

The amount of detail and supporting evidence you provide in your application should be relative to the project size, complexity and grant amount requested.

The Minister for Home Affairs will make the final decision.

If your application is successful

If your application is successful, you will receive a written offer. If you are unsuccessful, we will notify you in writing and give you the chance to discuss the outcome with us.

Successful applicants must enter into a grant agreement with the Commonwealth. The grant agreement will specify the reporting requirements, payment schedule and milestones necessary to receive payments.

We will make an initial payment on execution of the grant agreement. We will make subsequent payments quarterly in advance, based on your forecast eligible expenditure and adjusted for unspent amounts from previous payments. Payments are subject to satisfactory progress on the project.

Payments will be made by direct credit into a nominated bank account.

Key documents

  • Grant opportunity guidelines
  • Sample application form
  • Sample grant agreement - simple

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