Safer Communities Fund Round 5

General information

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.


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.


Assessment criteria

To be competitive your application must score at least 50% against each assessment criterion.

  • Assessment criterion 1: The extent that your project will protect schools and pre-schools, places of religious worship, community organisations and local councils that may be facing security risks associated with racial and/or religious intolerance (50 points).
  • Assessment criterion 2: The impact of grant funding on your project (30 points).
  • Assessment criterion 3: Your capacity, capability and resources to deliver the project (20 points).


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 more information

Please contact my office on 9671 4780 or [email protected] for further information.