Safer Communities FundOverview
This program aims to support security infrastructure and engagement activities to protect children in the community who are at risk of attack, harassment or violence stemming from racial or religious intolerance.
The program supports the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver safer communities by:
- Boosting the efforts of schools and pre-schools, community organisations and local Councils to address crime and anti-social behaviour by funding crime prevention initiatives that benefit the wider community or community organisations (such as fixed and mobile CCTV and lighting).
- Protecting schools and pre-schools, community organisations and local Councils that may be facing security risks associated with racial and/or religious intolerance.
- Protecting children who are at risk of attack, harassment or violence stemming from racial or religious intolerance.
Grants of up to 100% of eligible project costs (grant percentage) are available whereby:
- The minimum grant amount is $50,000.
- The maximum grant amount per location or school campus is $500,000.
- The maximum grant amount per organisation is $1.5 million.
A total funding pool of $101.2 million over four years is available. For Round 4, approximately $27 million is available over three years from 2018-19 to 2020-21.
The 2019 funding round dates are:
- Round 1: Opened 19 March and closed 4 April
- Round 2 (if funds not exhausted): Opens 5 June and closes 26 June
Eligible applicants 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.
- An Australian State/Territory Government 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.
Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete eligibility requirements.
Eligible activities can include the following infrastructure and engagement activities:
- Infrastructure activities
- Employing or hiring security guards, licensed by the relevant State or Territory agency, for schools or preschools
- Engagement activities
Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of eligible activities and expenditure.
The main assessment criteria include:
- The extent that the project will protect children who are at risk of attack, harassment or violence stemming from racial or religious intoleranc. (50 points)
- The impact of grant funding on the project. (30 points)
- Capacity, capability and resources to deliver the project. (20 points)
The following are ineligible for funding:
- A partnership
- An unincorporated association
- An individual
- A trust (however, an incorporated trustee may apply on behalf of a trust provided it meets the eligibility criteria)
- A school or preschool 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
|Sample Application Form||2019-03-05||Download|
|Sample Grant Agreement Form||2019-03-05||Download|
|Letter Template - Authority to Undertake a Project||2019-03-05||Download|
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