NSW Community Safety Fund | 2015/16 applications now open

The NSW Government has announced the opening of  the 2015/16  NSW  Community Safety Fund.

The fund will provide $10 million over four years to support local projects that prevent or reduce crime and improve community safety.

The NSW Community Safety Fund 2015/16 will provide grants up to $250,000  to non-government or not-for-profit organisations, community groups,  chambers of commerce and businesses for community safety 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; and,
  • promote collaborative approaches to community safety and crime

reduction, prevention and detection initiatives.

Applications for up to $250,000 can now be submitted for infrastructure and service delivery projects.

Additional information including the Program Guidelines and Applying for a Grant documents can be found on the NSW Department of Justice website (copy and paste link) http://www.crimeprevention.nsw.gov.au/Pages/cpd/protectcommunity/communitysafefund.aspx

Eligible applicants

The following groups are eligible to apply for funding under the NSW Community Safety Fund 2015/16 guidelines:

  • community groups;
  • non-government organisations;
  • not-for-profit organisations;
  • chambers of commerce; and
  • businesses seeking funding for projects that demonstrate community benefit.

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

Department of Justice – Promoting a Just and Safe Society.

Visit us at www.justice.nsw.gov.au