National Crime Prevention Fund

$40M program for the installation of CCTV systems in established trouble spots and other security infrastructure measures to improve community safety.

  National Crime Prevention Fund
 

About

The National Crime Prevention Fund (NCPF) is a component of the Australian Government’s package of measures to address gang violence and street crime in the community. The National Crime Prevention Fund will support projects targeting street crime and violence in areas that experience high crime rates compared to the rest of Australia, and provide funding for diversionary activities for young people at risk of becoming involved in crime.

Through this national program, at-risk communities around Australia will be able to seek assistance for programs that address the societal disconnection of young people at risk of engaging in street crime. The National Crime Prevention Fund will provide funding for diversionary and educational activities to help reintegrate those young people into society through programs to encourage enhancement of social and community skills.

In addition, security-related infrastructure grants will be offered to support environmental enhancements using crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) principles at established trouble spots, which may be used for installation of fixed and mobile closedcircuit television (CCTV) systems, lighting and other CPTED initiatives to removeenvironmental characteristics that lead to locations experiencing street crime incidents.

The outcomes of this program will be improved community safety and security, both in real terms and in perceptions of community safety, and a reduction of street crime and violence. This will reduce fear of crime in the Australian community and contribute to greater community resilience and well-being

 

Objectives

The National Crime Prevention Fund will support initiatives in high crime areas that address societal disconnection of at-risk young people and provide diversionary and educational activities to reintegrate them into society. The National Crime Prevention Fund program will also support the installation of CCTV systems in established trouble spots and other security infrastructure measures to improve community safety.

The following principles underpin the program’s decision-making, management and policy requirements:

    • Shared responsibility and collaborative approaches—community safety and crime prevention are the responsibility of the whole community
    • Building on what has been achieved to date—maximising outcomes from existing structures and strategies
    • Targeting—developing responses based on data about social disadvantage and the volume, impact, extent and location of crime in the community
    • Evidence-based response—research about what works, what doesn’t work and what shows promise will guide decisions on how to allocate resources, and
    • A focus on results—performance measures will need to set clear targets for improvement.

 

Eligible Projects

Applications should address the objectives in one or more of the following priority areas:

Eligible organisations may seek funding for programs that address the societal disconnection of young people at risk of engaging in street crime by providing diversionary and educational activities to reintegrate them into society. This may be achieved through programs that encourage enhancement of social and community skills National Crime Prevention Fund Program Guidelines April 2013

    • Eligible organisations may seek funding for programs that address the societal disconnection of young people at risk of engaging in street crime by providing diversionary and educational activities to reintegrate them into society. This may be achieved through programs that encourage enhancement of social and community skills.
    • local government organisations may seek funding for security-related infrastructure projects to support environmental enhancements using crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) principles at established trouble spots. Funding may be used for installation of fixed and mobile CCTV systems, lighting and other CPTED initiatives to remove environmental characteristics that facilitate street crime, and
    • Police and Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) and Blue Light organisations may seek funding to support programs that address the social disconnection of young people at risk of engaging in street crime.

Projects must:

    • address the priorities of the program
    • have clear benefits for the broad community
    • have well-defined and achievable objectives, and
    • establish performance measures to assess the impact of the project.

 

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible for funding, an applicant organisation must be:

    • an incorporated, not-for-profit community organisation, or
    • a local government organisation/agency.

Eligible organisations include groups such as not-for-profit incorporated foundations, service clubs, sporting bodies, Indigenous community associations, ethnic community associations, church groups, youth organisations, local government associations and other sections of the general community.

 

Funding

$40M program for the installation of CCTV systems in established trouble spots and other security infrastructure measures to improve community safety.

The funding available for the program will support:

    • eligible organisations to fund projects addressing societal disconnection, with applicants able to seek grants of up to a preferred maximum of $300,000
    • local government organisations to fund security-related infrastructure projects, with applicants able to seek funding of up to a preferred maximum of $500,000, and
    • PCYC and Blue Light organisations to fund youth-focussed projects to seek grants of up to a preferred maximum of $300,000.

 

Timing

Applications close at 9pm (AEST) Wednesday 29 May 2013.

 

Expert Assistance

Writing a good quality grant application is a critical element in the application process. An application needs to be well thought through, written concisely, have clear objectives and purpose, and show clear links to the objectives of the grant guidelines.

The grant application must answer all questions, provide all required information and respond to the merit criteria. It should also reflect your organisation’s business strategy.

Writing a good application takes time and effort, and requires particular writing skills.

Bulletpoint are expert grant consultants and can assist with all aspects of grant preparation. We are an independent grants consultancy and is not affiliated, associated, endorsed by any government agency.

Call us on (03) 9005 6789 or email to discuss further.

 

Additional Information

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