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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO3112

Safer Communities Fund - Round 5 - Infrastructure Grants

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Department of Home Affairs
Close Date & Time:
10-Dec-2019 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
151001 - Community Safety
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Selection Process:
Open Competitive


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
    • 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:


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.
Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $10,000.00 to $1,000,000.00

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