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Australian Scholarships Foundation

NSW Community Safety Fund

Overview / Purpose

This program aims to provide funding for community safety initiatives which will reduce crime and stamp out anti-social behavior.

Grants of up to $250,000 are available for initiatives with a crime prevention focus including those that:
- Address local crime hot spots.
- Address anti-social behaviour in communities.
- Promote safe and inclusive use of public space.
- Promote collaborative approaches to community safety and crime reduction, prevention and detection initiatives.

Organisations are limited to one application per organisation, however this may incorporate single or multiple projects and/or sites.

A total funding pool of $10 million is available over the next four years, starting 2015-16.

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include:
- Community groups
- Non-government organisations
- Not-for-profit organisations
- Chambers of commerce
- Businesses seeking funding for projects that demonstrate community benefit

Community groups are encouraged to partner with local councils for proposals involving community owned facilities or public land.

Please refer to the Guidelines for complete information on eligibility requirements.

Eligible Activities

Eligible activities include infrastructure and service delivery projects which address anti-social behaviour in communities through collaborative approaches to community safety and crime reduction, prevention and detection initiatives. Examples of projects are:
1. Infrastructure
- Improvements to community facilities/centres by implementing developmental crime prevention services and activities.
- Improvements to pedestrian routes, signage and lighting to improve access and sightlines.
- Activating public spaces, such as sports fields, parks, cultural venues, and recreation and community facilities through installation of new infrastructure to promote safe and inclusive use of public space.
- CCTV projects.

2. Service delivery
- Community development and social cohesion programs.
- Diversion programs for youth at risk of coming into contact with the criminal justice system (e.g. referral or identification of young people exhibiting risk factors to a related service or mentoring program).
- Treatment and counselling services with a crime prevention focus, such as drug and alcohol treatment and counselling.
- Treatment programs for youth and adult offenders.
- Diversionary programs for offenders at risk of recidivism.

Please refer to the Guidelines for complete information on eligible projects.

Assessment Criteria

The main assessment criteria include:
- Demonstrated crime or community safety issue.
- Relevance and effectiveness of application in addressing identified crime and safety issue.
- Value for money and extent of public benefit derived from proposal.
- Project management methodology, capacity to deliver and likelihood of success.
- Performance monitoring of program.
- Compliance with the Guidelines and Grant Application Checklist documents.

Consideration will also be given to ensure funding is allocated with the appropriate mix of:
- Infrastructure and service delivery projects.
- Geographic spread of projects to avoid over-servicing particular areas.
- Areas with a high rate of crime or high volume of crime.

Program ID: 15636
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Open Date
16 January, 2017

Closing Date
20 February, 2017

Closing Information
This program is available annually. The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Funding Type

Funding Amount
Min:  N/A  - Max:  $250,000

Available funds

Matching Contribution?


New South Wales




Community Services
   Drugs or Alcohol



Program administrator
NSW Department of Justice

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