The Graffiti Prevention Grants provide funding for Victorian councils to support effective graffiti management and prevention initiatives in partnership with the community.

Funding available

$5,000 to $30,000 (GST excl) per project.

Who can apply?

Victorian councils only

Councils must partner with community groups such as schools, police and local businesses to deliver the project.

These grants are currently closed.

Types of activities that may be funded

Activities may be eligible for funding under one of the two streams below.

A new stream of funding has been introduced to support councils to develop comprehensive graffiti management strategies. This will enable councils and their community to better understand graffiti vandalism within the municipality and how to respond.

Stream 1 - Strategic Planning

Activities may include:

  • graffiti audit activity
  • research and preparation of a graffiti management strategy
  • community consultation costs

Stream 2 - Graffiti Prevention Activities

Activities may include:

  • crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) initiatives to improve natural surveillance
  • anti-graffiti coating or graffiti resistant materials
  • place-based activities that encourage community care, ownership and use of an area which is a graffiti hotspot
  • initiatives to cover walls vulnerable to graffiti vandalism such as vertical gardens and plants, murals and public art.

A more extensive list of eligible activities can be found in the guidelines (External link).

    Essential information

    The following documents are essential reading and resources to assist with your application:

    Other useful resources to assist project development can be found at the bottom of this page. 

    Need inspiration?

    Check out some of the projects we have previously funded on the featured projects (External link) page of this website.  A range of videos are also available on our YouTube (External link) channel, including case study presentations and graffiti education and awareness videos produced through previous graffiti prevention projects.

    Assistance

    For general enquiries about these grants, email graffiti@justice.vic.gov.au (External link) or phone 1300 221 249.

    For technical issues when applying, email service@smartygrants.com.au (External link) or phone (03) 9320 6888 once the grants open.

     

    Useful resources