Current Grant Opportunity View - GO3112
Safer Communities Fund - Round 5 - Infrastructure Grants
Show close time for other time zones
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 cameras
- security lighting
- fencing and gates
- 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:
- Northern Territory Infrastructure grants
- Early Intervention grants and further information on this stream will be available on business.gov.au by early 2020
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.
You are not eligible to apply if you are:
- an individual
- a partnership
- an unincorporated association
- any organisation not included in section 4.1 of the grant opportunity guidelines
- a trust (however, an incorporated trustee may apply on behalf of a trust provided it meets the eligibility criteria in section 4.1 of the grant opportunity guidelines)
- an organisation such as a school or religious organisation that is not a legal entity and unable to enter into a funding agreement with the Commonwealth
- a school, preschool, community organisation or religious organisation previously defunded by State or Territory or Australian Government agencies for performance and/or integrity reasons
- a school or preschool that has gone into administration or receivership.
To apply, go to www.business.gov.au/scfr5ig
business.gov.au provides information and advice to customers via a range of channels including phone (13 28 46), email and web chat. Contact us for assistance.