Security project grants from DHA up to $A1 million.

Department of Home Affairs has released Round 5 of its Safer Communities Fund grants, offering funding for CCTV, alarm systems, access control, bollards, intercoms, PAs, security lighting and more.

The grants, which are drawn from the seized proceeds of crime, provide schools and pre-schools, places of religious worship, community organisations and local councils with grants of up to $A1 million for crime prevention initiatives aimed at reducing crime, violence, anti-social behaviour and/or other security risks driven by racial and/or religious intolerance.

Project activities can include:

* Fixed or mobile CCTV cameras
* Security lighting
* Fencing and gates
* Bollards
* External blast walls and windows
* Security and alarm systems
* Public address systems
* Intercoms and access control systems
* Employing or hiring security guards.

The minimum grant amount is $10,000, the maximum grant amount per location or school campus is $500,000, the maximum grant amount per organisation is $1 million and grants can be up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs.

The maximum grant period is 36 months and projects must be completed by June 30, 2023. Contact DHA for more information.

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