Safer Communities Fund Round 4 is now open for Australians

Deadline: 4 April 2019

The Australian Government is seeking applications for “Safer Communities Fund” to provide schools and pre-schools, community organisations and local councils with grants of between $50,000 and $1.5 million for 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.

Project Activities

  • Project activities can include:
    • Infrastructure activities such as installing:
      • fixed or mobile CCTV cameras
      • security lighting
      • fencing
      • bollards
      • 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 and preschools.
    • Engagement activities such as:
      • social cohesion projects that reduce the chance of children being attacked or harassed due to racial or religious intolerance
      • community and youth engagement forums targeted at people at risk of offending to reduce security risks stemming from racial or religious intolerance
      • training for staff at organisations who work with children with the aim of reducing racial or religious intolerance
      • other preventative activities that can demonstrate a reduction in the chance of children being attacked or harassed due to racial or religious intolerance.
    • Projects must be completed by 31 March 2021.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be 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 as defined in appendix A of the grant opportunity guidelines
      • 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.
  • If applicants have a school, they will need to determine their legal status before applying for a grant. Only schools who are legal entities can apply for a grant themselves. If their school is not a legal entity they will need to have their legal entity such as a state education department, catholic diocese or education authority, apply for a grant on their behalf.
  • If applicants have a public school, please check their legal status with their education authority.
  • Additional eligibility requirements may apply.

How to Apply

Interested Applicants can apply online via given website.

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