Safer communities infrastructure and northern territory grants announced

​Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Jason Wood MP, today announced the successful projects to receive funding as part of the Safer Communities Fund round five infrastructure and Northern Territory stream grants.

“These grants are helping to keep our communities safer by boosting the efforts of local councils, schools and pre-schools, places of religious worship and community organisations to address crime and antisocial behaviour in their area,” Assistant Minister Wood said.

“Unfortunately many of the communities successful in receiving funding have experienced a great deal of distress caused by racial and religious intolerance, or other anti-social behaviour, from within their local areas.

“The Safer Communities Fund is delivering on the Government’s commitment to protect local communities by ensuring they have appropriate security infrastructure in place such as CCTV cameras, fencing, and alarm systems.”

The Northern Territory stream implements a 2019 election commitment to deliver $4 million in security infrastructure specifically to community safety and security projects in the Northern Territory. A total of 12 projects in the Northern Territory will receive a share of this funding.

The Safer Communities Fund infrastructure stream will see 89 projects share in $31 million. This grant was open to eligible schools, pre-schools and other community organisations that are facing security risks associated with racism and religious intolerance.

There are currently no funding rounds open. Any future funding opportunities for the Safer Communities Fund will be available at​

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