Eligible projects must address a crime prevention issue within a local community.

Funding available

Up to $10,000 (GST excl.) per project.

Who can apply?

Victorian councils and community groups are eligible to apply.

Government agencies, including Victoria Police, schools and educational institutions are not eligible to apply, but may be partners in a project.

To apply

Applications for 2017-18 are now closed.

A full list of projects funded since this program commenced can be found on the Funded projects listing on this website.


Types of projects that may be funded

  • security equipment and infrastructure such as locks, vandal-proof security lighting, security screens, alarms (without video surveillance), fencing and gates
  • activities engaging the community in small-scale, physical improvements and upgrades to public spaces such as streetscapes, parks and reserves to improve community use of these areas
  • education and awareness initiatives targeting theft of and from motor vehicles, theft of personal property in public places, residential burglary and retail burglary.

Tips for applying

This short video also contains useful tips on how to prepare a Community Safety Fund application.

Education and awareness initiatives

Those interested in delivering education and awareness initiatives are encouraged to visit the Help Yourself (External link) campaign website and view the feature stories on the Keep It Close and Gone in a Moment campaigns. Print materials developed for these campaigns can be made available to successful Community Safety Fund grant applicants upon request.


For general enquiries about these grants, email csfgrants@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 when the grants are open.


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