Eligible projects must address a crime prevention issue within a local community.
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.
Applications for 2017-18 are now open and close at 4.00pm on Friday 14 July 2017. Late applications cannot be submitted.
A full list of projects funded since this program commenced can be found on the Funded projects listing on this website.
- Grant Guidelines
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Fact sheet - Lighting Projects
- Fact sheet - Security Alarm Systems
- Fact sheet - Fencing Projects
- Fact sheet - Education and Awareness Campaigns
- Fact sheet - Situational crime prevention
- Sample funding agreement
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 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 email@example.com or phone 1300 221 249.
For technical issues when applying, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 9320 6888 when the grants are open.