Safer Communities Fund: Early Intervention

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The Safer Communities Fund Round Six: Early Intervention Grants opportunity provides grants of between $200,000 and $1,500,000 to organisations with a demonstrated experience in providing early intervention activities to youth at high risk to prevent them from engaging in criminal activity or anti-social behaviour.

Who is eligible to apply

To be eligible you must have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and either be an incorporated association or an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.

You must meet all eligibility criteria set out at part 4 of the Program Guidelines. This includes the submission of two signed eligibility letters (on the templates provided) with your application. 

What you can use the grant for

Your project must involve youth engagement activities aimed at crime prevention, including but not limited to:

  • services to youths who are, or are at high risk of, becoming involved with the criminal justice system
  • programs that increase the levels of engagement that youth at high risk have with their local communities, by building resilience, cultural connections and skills such as:
    • assisting youth prepare for the workforce
  • facilitating activities directly related to crime prevention, such as transition from detention
  • providing greater opportunities for youth at high risk to engage in community activities, including sports or recreational extra-curricular activities
  • assisting with vocational skills development, including support to address language and literacy issues, undertaking specific job training, as well as practical skills development such as gaining a driver’s licence
  • improving foundation skills such as the ability to work in a team, communication, motivation and reliability.

How to apply

Before applying you should read and understand the Safer Communities Fund Round Six: Early Intervention Grant Opportunity Guidelines and the sample grant agreement published at and GrantConnect at

You will need to set up an account to access our online portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

To apply, you must:

  • complete the online application via
  • provide all the information requested
  • address all eligibility and assessment criteria
  • include all necessary attachments.

When to apply

Applications for funding are now open and can be submitted until 5pm AEST on 22 July 2021.

Need more information?

For more information, including  Frequently Asked Questions, visit or call 13 28 46.

Extensions to submit a late application will not be considered.

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