The Morrison Coalition Government has boosted funding for grants from the Safer Communities Fund following the terrible terrorist attack in New Zealand.
“Religious and community organisations and schools on the Mornington Peninsula can apply for funding to increase security at their premises from this week,” the Federal member for Flinders, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP said.
Mr Hunt said the Coalition will provide $55 million in Round 4 for grants ranging from $50,000 to $1.5 million.
“These grants can be used for safety enhancements such as CCTV cameras, lighting, fencing, bollards, alarms and other security systems.
“Priority will be given to religious schools and places of religious worship or assembly, but grants will also be provided to schools, community organisations and local councils for security measures to protect children who are at risk of harassment or attack stemming from racial or religious intolerance.”
Mr Hunt said the Coalition Government is committed to keeping every Australian safe.
“No one should have to fear for their safety and everyone has the right to religious freedom,” he said.
Round 4 of the Safer Communities Fund was now open and information could be found at: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/safer-communities-fund-round-4
This latest funding announcement brings the total amount available under the Safer Communities Fund to $119.9 million between 2016-17 and 2020-21. To date around 340 grants have been made.