The Australian Government is offering grants opportunities through the Securing Faith-Based Places projects.

The grant provides funding of up to $500,000 to address the risk of crime and violence through the installation/upgrade of security infrastructure and/or engaging security guards.

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.

Closing date: Monday 11 September 2023 5:00pm AEST

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