The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF) grants (Council infrastructure grants) are for the development of public safety and security infrastructure to improve community safety, security and confidence in public places.
Grants between $20,000 and $250,000 (GST excl) are available per application.
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 are now open and will close at 4.00pm on Friday 20 July. Late applications cannot be submitted.
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).
A number of resources are available to assist with the development of Public Safety Infrastructure Fund applications and projects. These include:
- Video: What makes a good Public Safety Infrastructure Fund application and project
- 'The art of problem solving: Developing an effective crime prevention project' by Anthony Morgan, Australia Institute of Criminology
- Video presentation by David Watts, Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection: CCTV, privacy and security
- Read about effective local government crime interventions
For general enquiries about these grants, email email@example.com or phone 1300 221 249.
For technical issues when applying online, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 9320 6888 on this website when the grants open.