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Apply for Community Safety fund grants

Community Safety Fund grants now open

Community groups and Victorian councils are invited to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to support local crime prevention initiatives.

The Community Safety Fund grants provide funding to boost security and support local crime prevention strategies that assist people to feel safer and more engaged in their community.

Crime prevention begins at a local level, and these grants aim to support communities to design solutions that will make a difference to community safety and crime prevention.

Project ideas that may be eligible for funding include:

  • improving security at community facilities by installing security equipment such as locks, vandal-proof security lighting, security screens, alarms (without video surveillance), fencing and gates
  • engaging the community in small-scale, physical improvements to make public spaces safer, such as work to improve streetscapes, parks and reserves
  • education and awareness initiatives targeting common crimes, such as theft of and from motor vehicles, theft of personal property in public places, and residential and retail burglary.

Grant information, including the application guidelines, examples of previously funded projects and links to the online application form, can be found on the Community Safety Fund Grants(External link) webpage.

Applications close 4.00pm on Friday 14 July 2017.

Late applications cannot be submitted.

If after reading the guidelines you have further questions, please call 1300 221 249 from 8.30am to 5.00pm weekdays or email: 

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