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​Applications for Community Safety Fund grants are open

Community​ organisations invited to apply for up to $250,000

Publication date: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Grants for the 2017 round of funding in the NSW Government's Community Safety Fund are open.

Community groups, businesses and local councils are invited to apply for funding of up to $250,000 for evidence-based projects to prevent and reduce crime in their communities.

The NSW Government's $10 million investment over four years in the Community Safety Fund recognises that local communities are in the best position to understand and create solutions for local problems.

The Community Safety Fund aims to encourage innovative, evidence-based infrastructure and service delivery projects that reduce crime, reduce the fear of crime, and improve community safety.

Projects that will be considered for funding include those that address local crime 'hot spots'; or focus on reducing anti-social behaviour; or promote safe and inclusive use of public spaces; or promote collaborative activities that prevent, detect and reduce crime in the community.

Grant applications are welcomed from:

  • Community groups
  • Non-government organisations
  • Not-for-profit organisations
  • Local councils
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Businesses seeking funding for projects that demonstrate a clear benefit to their communities

Applications for Community Safety Fund grants must follow the 2017 program guidelines [PDF, 6MB] and ensure they satisfy the grant application checklist [PDF, 240kb].

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 20 February 2017 and can be made by email or in printed format.

Find out more about the Community Safety Fund and how to apply for a grant on the crime prevention website, or contact the Community Safety Fund team at or on 02 8688 8666.

Key r​​esources

Applications for Community Safety Fund grants must adhere to these two documents:

​​​2017 program guidelines [PDF, 6MB] 

grant application checklist [PDF, 240kb]

Find out more on the crime prevention website​.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 20 February 2017.