Up to $30,000 is available from the Graffiti Prevention Grants to support the development and delivery of graffiti vandalism prevention projects in local communities.
Graffiti Prevention Grants
The Graffiti Prevention Grants provide funding for Victorian councils to support effective graffiti management and prevention initiatives in partnership with the community.
The Graffiti Prevention Grants provide funding to Victorian councils to support effective graffiti management initiatives in partnership with community stakeholders.
A new stream of funding has been introduced in 2019-20 to support councils develop comprehensive graffiti management strategies. This will enable councils and their community to better understand graffiti vandalism within the municipality and how to respond.
The objectives of the Graffiti Prevention Grants are to:
- support councils to develop comprehensive graffiti management strategies
- encourage and support councils and communities to identify and deliver comprehensive graffiti prevention and removal activities in local areas
- increase community confidence in the safety and security of public places
- assist councils and communities to improve the visual amenity of neighbourhoods through the prevention and removal of graffiti
- promote widespread engagement in community crime prevention initiatives across Victoria.
Councils can apply for grants between $5,000 – $30,000.
Activities may be eligible for funding under one of the two streams below. A new stream of funding has been introduced to support councils to develop comprehensive graffiti management strategies. This will enable councils and their community to better understand graffiti vandalism within the municipality and how to respond.
Stream 1 – Strategic Planning
Activities may include:
- graffiti audit activity
- research and preparation of a graffiti management strategy
- community consultation costs
Stream 2 – Graffiti Prevention Activities
Activities may include:
- crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) initiatives to improve natural surveillance
- anti-graffiti coating or graffiti resistant materials
- place-based activities that encourage community care, ownership and use of an area which is a graffiti hotspot
- initiatives to cover walls vulnerable to graffiti vandalism such as vertical gardens and plants, murals and public art.
Only Victorian councils are eligible to apply for Graffiti Prevention Grants funding. Community stakeholders interested in local graffiti prevention should contact their local council to discuss their ideas. Local council contact details are available via the “Find your local council” link at knowyourcouncil.vic.gov.au/councils.
Councils can submit multiple grant applications, but each project must be stand-alone.
Applications close 26 April 2019.
Graffiti Prevention Grants Recent Projects
Read about some of the projects funded under these grants.
Wall to Wall Mentoring Program
A public art and education project in Knox has improved relationships between young people and the community, improved perceptions of safety and increased community pride.
Welcome to Huntingdale
As part of Monash City Council’s commitment to keeping public spaces welcoming and safe, the Welcome to Huntingdale project was conceived to create a public mural wall in consultation with key stakeholders.
Graffiti Prevention Educational DVD
Greater Shepparton City Council has partnered with Victoria Police, students from Wanganui Park Secondary College and a local production company to produce a five minute educational DVD on the laws, risks and consequences associated with illegal graffiti.
What are you looking at?
Warrnambool City Council has taken a creative approach to graffiti prevention in urban areas with its What are you looking at? project.
Stop Tagging, Start Street Art
The Stop Tagging, Start Street Art project was created to stamp out graffiti in the Bass Coast town of Wonthaggi and improve the community’s perception of safety in the area before it became a major issue.
Addressing Graffiti in Diamond Village Shopping Centre
The Addressing Graffiti in Diamond Village Shopping Centre project was developed to remove existing graffiti, install a street art mural to prevent graffiti and develop a sustainable graffiti management strategy.
Case study: Frankston City Council – Adopt-a-Place
Ballam Park and Frankston Foreshore are beautified through volunteer working bees