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17 Jun. 2021

Safer Communities Fund – Round 6 – Infrastructure Grants

This round of the Safer Communities Fund gives schools and pre-schools, places of religious worship, community organisations and local councils grants of up to $500,000 for crime prevention initiatives aimed at reducing crime, violence, anti-social behaviour and/or other security risks driven by racial and/or religious intolerance.

There is approximately $10 million available.

Project activities can include the installation of security infrastructure such as:  ​

  • 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

  • security doors.

For registered schools and preschools, project activities can also include employing or hiring security guards, licensed by the relevant state or territory agency.

Grants available are between $10,000 and $500,000. The maximum grant amount per location or school campus is $250,000.

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

Projects must be completed by 31 March 2024.

Eligibility:

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)

  • have not previously received a Safer Communities Fund Infrastructure or a Safer Communities Fund Northern Territory Infrastructure grant in earlier rounds, unless:

  • you are a school or pre-school applying for funding for security guards only, or

  • you are applying for infrastructure at a different project location/campus to your previous grant.

You must also be one of the following entities:

  • an incorporated not for profit organisation

  • an Australian local government agency or body as defined in section 14

  • 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.

Total Amount Available (AUD):

$10,000,000.00

Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $10,000.00 to $500,000.00

 

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply, go to www.business.gov.au/SCF-Infrastructure

 

Other Instructions:

 

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