Applications for the 2019-20 Public Safety Infrastructure Grants are scheduled to open 13 May 2019.
The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF) 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.
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 - presentation by the Community Crime Prevention Unit
- Video: The art of problem solving: Developing an effective crime prevention project - presentation by Anthony Morgan, Australia Institute of Criminology
- Video: Privacy legislation and principles to consider when using CCTV - presentation by David Watts, former Victorian Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection
- A guide to developing CCTV for public safety in Victoria
- Read about effective local government crime interventions
- Crime prevention evaluation toolkit
For general enquiries about these grants, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1300 221 249.