Up to $250,000 PSIF funding is available for local councils to support projects on community safety and confidence in public places.
Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF)
The Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF) grants are available to support Victorian councils to undertake the development and improvement of public safety and security infrastructure.
The objectives of the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF) grants are to:
- Support councils to improve local public safety and security infrastructure in local communities
- Increase community safety and confidence in public places
- Encourage local communities to apply innovative crime and community safety solutions to areas
- Build the knowledge base about best practice public safety infrastructure solutions, and capture and share lessons learned
- Promote the development and delivery of integrated crime prevention initiatives as part of a strategic approach to local community safety
- Promote widespread engagement in community crime prevention initiatives across Victoria.
Up to $250,000 (GST excl) for any one council. Minimum application: $10,000.
Grant applications for the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF) are open only to Victorian Local Government Authorities. Councils may submit more than one application, however the maximum combined total a council may apply for through this round of funding is $250,000 (excluding GST).
While multiple project locations may be included in one application, the assessment criteria must be addressed for each location and the budget relating to each site must be made clear. Where there are different project types across sites, such as lighting at one site and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) at another, separate applications should be submitted for each site.
Examples of eligible crime prevention projects include, but are not limited to:
- streetscape and amenity improvements in public spaces designed to minimise the risk of crime and support safe behaviour. For example removing entrapment points, enhancing natural surveillance and encouraging increased and mixed-use of public spaces
- vandal resistant lighting systems, or other physical security or safety measures, such as perimeter fencing, bollards, and security grade door and window treatments for community facilities
- any physical element of a public place CCTV system including signage. To be eligible for funding, the proposed CCTV system must be focused on a public place. For the purposes of these grants, this is defined as “any place to which the public has access as of right or by invitation, whether express or implied and where no charge is made for admission to the place”. A public place does not include a private place. Note, grant funds are provided for the physical infrastructure only and will not be given for system design, monitoring, ongoing licensing or maintenance.
Grant applications for the Public Safety Infrastructure Fund (PSIF) are only open to Victorian councils.
Councils may apply for funding on behalf of the community organisations that own or manage facilities that are widely used and are freely accessible to all members of the local community.
Applications close 25 September 2017.