The Securing Faith-Based Places grant program provides $40 million over three years to improve security at religious schools, pre-schools, places of worship, and faith-based community centres. The objective of the grant opportunity is to address the risk of crime and violence motivated by religious or racial intolerance through the installation or upgrade of security infrastructure and/or the engagement of security guards at those sites.
Applications for funding open 31 July 2023 and can be submitted until 5pm AEST on 11 September 2023. The application portal will remain open for 6 weeks to allow for organisations to seek guidance and submit quality submissions.
For more information on the eligibility criteria, application process and FAQs, please refer to the attached documents and to the web page here: Securing Faith-Based Places.
What do you get?
Grants from $25,000 to $500,000.
Who is this for?
Faith-based places at risk of crime and violence motivated by religious or racial intolerance.
The Securing Faith-Based Places grant opportunity aims to assist faith-based places and spaces to improve security and safety.
The objective of the program is to support religious schools and pre-schools, places of worship and faith-based community centres to address the risk of crime and violence motivated by religious or racial intolerance through the installation or upgrade of security infrastructure and/or the engagement of security guards at those sites.
The intended outcomes of the program are to:
- enable faith-based communities to undertake activities safely and free from harassment
- deter crime and violence at faith-based places
- improve safety within faith-based communities when attending faith-based places, and
- contribute to greater community resilience and wellbeing.
Eligible activities must directly relate to the improvement of security measures at a religious school, pre-school, place of worship or faith-based community centre that is facing security risks associated with religious and/or racial intolerance.
You must provide supporting information confirming that the crime and violence is religiously or racially motivated.
Grants available are between $25,000 and $500,000.
The grant amount will be up to 100% of eligible project costs.
Check if you can apply
You can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this grant. You can apply if you:
- are an eligible entity
- have an eligible project
- have eligible expenditure.
The rules are in the grant opportunity guidelines.