Applications open for grants to secure faith-based places in Australia

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Applications for the Albanese Government’s Securing Faith-Based Places grant program are now open.

The Securing Faith-Based Places grant program provides $40 million over four years to improve security at religious schools and preschools, places of worship and faith-based community centres.

Securing Faith-Based Places will be an open, competitive and merit-based grants program. From today, eligible organisations can apply for grants between $25,000 and $500,000 to address risks of crime and violence resulting from religious and racial intolerance.

The program will support security infrastructure upgrades, including fencing, lighting, security cameras, traffic barriers, alarm systems, and access controls, as well as engagement of security guards.

Grant guidelines and a sample agreement are available at http://business.gov.au and https://help.grants.gov.au from today.

Applications can be submitted on the Business Portal at https://portal.business.gov.au until 5:00 PM AEST 11 September 2023.


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