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Crime Prevention and Community Safety Grants

The state government is committed to crime prevention and assisting the community to implement locally-based projects. Communities can apply to the Crime Prevention and Community Safety Grants program to fund solutions to prevent offending and increase community safety. 


Grants open now! Closes Friday 5 May 2017.

General grants stream

Does your community have a plan to improve community safety in your area?

Do people and organisations in your community work together to find solutions to prevent offending and to address the factors that contribute to offending?

‘Place-based’ grants funding is available for projects of up to 12 months duration:

  • maximum funding available for any single project is $100,000 (GST exclusive)
  • minimum funding for any single project is $10,000 (GST exclusive).

Many of the risk factors associated with crime are beyond the ability of the criminal justice system alone to address and local problems often require local solutions and partnerships.

Therefore, initiatives that are place-based with a strong focus on engaging local communities and government agencies to work together to prevent crime and address underlying factors are particularly encouraged. Alignment with other place-based activities to achieve the best possible outcomes for the community is also encouraged.

Successful projects will have a strong focus on achieving results and an evidence-based approach to evaluation. Priority will be given to areas experiencing high levels of crime and disadvantage.

Prior to completing the online application form, applicants should consult the 2017 Crime Prevention and Community Safety Grants guidelines (916KB)

Applications close on Friday 5 May 2017 at 5pm.


Graffiti grants stream

Separate additional funding is available for graffiti prevention projects:

  • maximum funding available for any single project is $50,000 (GST exclusive)
  • minimum funding for any single project is $10,000 (GST exclusive).

To be considered for this funding, organisations must complete the online graffiti prevention application form.

Prior to completing the online application form, applicants should also consult the 2017 graffiti prevention grants guidelines (601KB)

Applications close on Friday 5 May 2017 at 5pm.