The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF) grants (Council infrastructure grants) are for the development of public safety and security infrastructure to improve community safety and confidence in public places.

Funding available

Up to $250,000 (GST excl) per application. Minimum application: $10,000.

Who can apply?

Victorian councils only.

Councils may apply for funding on behalf of the community organisations that own or manage facilities that are widely used and are freely accessible to all members of the local community.

To apply

Applications for 2017-18 Public Safety Infrastructure Fund grants have 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 to be funded

  • streetscape and amenity improvements in public areas designed to minimise the risk of crime and support safe behaviour
  • vandal-resistant lighting systems and other physical security or safety measures
  • physical elements of public place Closed Circuit Television systems (CCTV).

Information Forum

An information forum for council staff on the PSIF grants was held in Melbourne on Wednesday 9 August 2017. The event was also live-streamed in a webinar format.

The forum included an overview of the grant program and presentations from the Australian Institute of Criminology and Crime Statistics Agency, and a panel session with all the presenters and Victoria Police. Key speakers gave tips, advice and issues for consideration in developing project proposals. 

Watch forum videos and download presentation slides (External link)

Assistance

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

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

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CCTV

CCTV

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) in public places can be an effective tool for crime prevention and control