Round 3 of the Safer Communities Fund now open


Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, has announced that grant applications for round three of the Liberal Government’s Safer Communities Fund are now open.

Round three includes two streams:

  • an infrastructure stream to deliver local security infrastructure, such as fixed and mobile closed-circuit television (CCTV), lighting and crime prevention through environmental design; and

  • a targeted youth early intervention stream to help at-risk young people aged between 12-25 to develop life skills to prevent them becoming entrenched in the criminal justice system and to promote inclusion and build community resilience.

The Safer Communities Fund delivers on the Government’s ongoing commitment to keep Australians safe and secure.

Local councils and community organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to $1 million to fund projects that address crime and anti-social behaviour, while increasing community safety and inclusion.

“Everyone has a right to feel safe and secure, and the Safer Communities Fund is one way we are helping to achieve that,” Mr Porter said. 

“Local councils and community organisations wanting to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour are critical to fostering vibrant, local communities.

“I encourage potential applicants to contact my office for further information or to discuss their project’s eligibility.”

Applications for the infrastructure stream are now open and close on 25 September 2018.

Applications under the early intervention stream will open on 28 August 2018 and close on 25 September 2018. 

For information on how to apply for Safer Communities Funding go to