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Safer Communities Fund

Overview

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.

Who Can Apply?

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

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.

Main Assessment Criteria

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 intolerance. (50 points)
- The impact of grant funding on the project. (30 points)
- Capacity, capability and resources to deliver the project. (20 points)

Restrictions

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

Documentation Uploaded
Guidelines 2019-03-05 Download
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

Use these documents as a guide only - always get the latest direct from the Administrator

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Category
Community
Dates
Status Pending
Opening Date 19 Mar 2019
Closing Date 4 Apr 2019
Closing Information
This program is available biannually. The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Value
Funding Type Grant
Max.Funding $1.5M
Total Funding Pool $27M
Co-contribution No
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
Activities
Training / Employment
Infrastructure / Equipment
Gender Any
Age Any
Who Can Apply?
Location
National
Region
Any
Eligible Organisation Type(s)
Organisation
Difficulty Rating
Administrator
Tier Federal
Department
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Contacts
Program Administrator
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Telephone
132846
Email
https://www.business.gov.au/Forms/Email-us
General WebsiteVisit
Program Website Visit