On 16 January 2017, the NSW Attorney General, Gabrielle Upton, and the NSW Minister for Justice and Police, Troy Grant, announced the second round of the NSW Community Safety Fund to provide funding for community safety initiatives which will reduce crime and stamp out anti-social behaviour.

The NSW Department of Justice is administering this significant grants program for local communities across NSW. This is the second year of the grant program which will provide $10 million over four years to improve community safety across NSW.

Applications for up to $250,000 are invited for innovative projects designed to prevent crime and fear of crime and help people feel safe and proud of their community.

Non-government organisations, community groups, chambers of commerce and businesses across NSW can apply for funding for capital works/infrastructure and service delivery projects which will:

  • address local crime hot spots
  • address anti-social behaviour in communities
  • promote safer and inclusive use of public space; and
  • promote collaborative approaches to community safety, crime reduction, prevention and detection initiatives.

The Department encourages applications for projects which aim to improve community safety in regional areas of NSW.

Applications open on Monday 16 January 2017 and close at 5pm on Monday 20 February 2017.

More information is available in the Program Guidelines 2017 and the Grant Application Checklist.

You can also email or phone: 02 8688 8666.