The Building Safer Communities Program has replaced the previous grants programs: Public Safety Infrastructure Fund, Community Safety Fund and Graffiti Prevention Grants.

The new grants will be delivered through the Community Crime Prevention Program and provide Victorian councils, community organisations and other stakeholders the opportunity to apply for grant funding to support innovative, evidence-based approaches to address crime and improve community safety. 

Find out more about the grants as part of the Building Safer Communities Program.

Summary of past grants programs

Public Safety Infrastructure Fund

Funding of up to $250,000 for the development of public safety and security infrastructure to improve community safety, security and confidence in public places.

These grants were for Victorian councils only.

Since 2015, the Victorian government has awarded funding for more than $14 million to 92 projects under the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund.

Read the PSIF grant guidelines. (External link)

Graffiti Prevention Grants

The Graffiti Prevention Grants provide funding for councils to partner with their communities to prevent graffiti vandalism.

Since 2015, the Victorian government has awarded funding for more than $2 million to 111 projects under the Graffiti Prevention Grants.

Read the GPG guidelines (External link).

Community Safety Fund

These grants provide funding to Victorian councils and community organisations for local crime prevention and safety initiatives in Victoria.

Since 2015, the Victorian government has awarded funding for more than $3.5 million to 523 projects under the Community Safety Fund.

Read the CSF grant guidelines (External link).

Place-Based Targeted Grants 2015-16

Partnership projects to reduce the risks of crime and increase community safety in areas experiencing high rates of crime and disadvantage. 

The Victorian Government awarded funding for more than $2 million to 12 projects under the 2015-16 round of Place-Based Targeted Grants.

Read the report summary from the Place-Based Targeted Grant program evaluation Place-Based Targeted Grant program evaluation. (External link)