Applications for Round 2 of the Creating Safer Places grants are now closed. 

The Creating Safer Places grants is part of the Building Safer Communities Program which includes grants and a series of community forums across Victoria.

Grants of between $25,000 and $300,000 are available to councils to undertake urban design projects that apply an inclusive environmental design approach to deter crime, increase safety and activate public places.

Funding available:

$25,000 to $300,000 per project over two years.

Who can apply?

Victorian councils.

What can be funded?

Applicants are encouraged to incorporate a combination of the following elements in their project to reflect the needs of the community:

  • inclusive urban design principles to enhance the safety and amenity of public spaces for a diversity of community members, including graffiti prevention measures       
  • place-making initiatives that increase community ownership and use of a location             
  • consultation with a diverse range of community members in the design and implementation of the project, noting reasonable consultation costs can be covered by the grant 
  • education or awareness initiatives that address reasons for poor perceptions of safety in an area, such as graffiti.

In their applications, councils will be required to clearly identify the need for and benefit of the urban design initiative, using evidence such as community surveys and other relevant data.

Useful resources

The following resources may assist with the development of the Creating Safer Places applications:

Funded projects

View projects funded under Creating Safer Places


If you have any questions, please contact the Community Crime Prevention Unit by email: (External link)