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.
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.
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).
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.