New federal funding to support safer communities

Australian councils are encouraged to apply for funding through a new Safe and Together Community Grants Program, managed by the Department of Home Affairs. 

This Commonwealth program is aimed at helping organisations develop local initiatives to support Australian communities and vulnerable individuals to strengthen their resistance to extremism. 

Community-based organisations, including councils, can apply for grants between $10,000 and $100,000 for a wide range of programs, including supporting disengaged youth, tackling anti-hate and racism or delivering social cohesion initiatives at a local level.  

Applications close at 9pm (AEDT) on Thursday 12 January 2023. 

For more information about how to prepare a grant application visit: Countering violent extremism 

To apply for funding visit: GO5868: GrantConnect