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$10 million for community crime fighting projects​

In the first of a four-year program, applications are open for community groups across NSW to apply for grants of up to $250,000 to fight crime and stamp out anti-social behaviour.

The Government's $10 million Community Safety Fund is administered by the Department of Justice through the Crime Policy team in the Justice Policy and Performance Division.

The Fund provides an important opportunity for empowerment of local community groups, non- government organisations, local businesses, chambers of commerce and not-for-profit organisations to put ideas for local solutions to crime into practice.

Applications for this year's funding close at 5pm on Friday 22 January 2016.

The Community Safety Fund aims to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour through infrastructure and service delivery projects. Examples include upgrades to public spaces and community facilities or treatment programs for people at risk of offending.

​Grants are available for projects which:

  • address local crime hotspots
  • reduce anti-social behaviour
  • promote safer and inclusive use of public spaces
  • encourage collaborative approaches to community safety, crime reduction, prevention and detection initiatives.

​The focus for the Department of Justice on building partnerships with local groups, agencies and businesses to make NSW a safer place to live will strengthen significantly throughout this four-year initiative.

It is anticipated the funding will be welcomed by local communities as it is by staff within the Department who are looking forward to working collaboratively with our community stakeholders to ensure these projects are successfully delivered and sustained.

Click here for more information on Applying for a​​ Grant​and Program Guidelines for the Community Safety Fund​.