Safer Community Grants now open

SAFER COMMUNITIES GRANT FUND

The Governments Safer Communities Grant Funding is continuing to provide funding with 2 new streams announced. The Early Intervention Grant is now open, and the Security Infrastructure Grant opens on 15 June 2021.

Member for Forrest Nola Marino said community safety is very important for people throughout the South West.

“We’ll continue to work closely with local councils and local community organisations to identify projects that may be supported through the Safer Communities program,” Ms Marino said.

“The early intervention funding stream is designed to provide support for at risk young people and help them build positive relationships, skills and engage with their local community.

In the Security Infrastructure Funding, local councils and community organisations can apply for funding for improved security initiatives such as CCTV, bollards, lighting, and crime prevention.

The Safer Communities Fund is a long-standing program that has invested more than $215 million since 2016 and provided over 600 grants directly to local communities.

Grant opportunity guidelines will be available on the opening dates at www.business.gov.au. Guidelines will include information about how to apply, eligibility and assessment criteria.

There are 2 streams available in this grant round.
1. The early intervention grant opportunity is now open and closes 22 July 2021.
Information is available at https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/safer-communities-fund-round-6-early-intervention-grants or call 13 28 46. Organisations can apply for funding ranging from $200,000 to $1.5 million.
2. The security infrastructure grant opportunity opens on 15 June 2021 and closes 5 August 2021. Information will be available after 15 June at https://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-programs or call 13 28 46.

The Government has announced $35 million (including program administration costs) from 2020-21 to 2023-24 to fund round six of the Safer Communities Fund in Budget 2020-21.