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Securing Faith-Based Places – grant applications now open

The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC MP
Media Release

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

The Albanese Government is committed to ensuring that people of all faiths can practise their beliefs free from violence and discrimination.

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.

The Albanese Government acts with integrity. In stark contrast to programs administered by the previous government, 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 on the and GrantConnect websites from today. 

Applications can be submitted on the Business Portal until 5:00 PM AEST 11 September 2023.