Safer Communities Fund Round Six now open

Friday, 28 May 2021

Up to $20 million in funding for early intervention projects and up to $10 million for security infrastructure will be provided by the Federal Government under round six of the Safer Communities Fund.

The early intervention grant opportunity opens 28 May 2021 (closing 22 July 2021), and the security infrastructure grant opportunity opens on 15 June 2021 (closing 5 August 2021).

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said this funding would help ensure people in our local community feel safe as they go about their daily lives.  

“We’ll continue to work closely with local councils and local community organisations to identify infrastructure projects that can be supported through this funding,” Mr Taylor said.

“The early intervention funding stream will provide support for at-risk young people to help them turn away from crime and build positive relationships and skills.”

“The infrastructure funding will not only improve security and protect communities through projects such as CCTV, fencing and bollards, but it will also keep local people employed.

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 for the early intervention and infrastructure funding streams will be available on the opening dates at Guidelines will include information about how to apply, eligibility and assessment criteria. 

The Morrison Government 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.