AUD 40 Million To Secure Faith-Based Places Announced By Federal Government.
AUD 40 Million To Secure Faith-Based Places – Australia’s Attorney-General’s Department has announced a grant of $A40 million to secure faith-based places nationally.
The Securing Faith-Based Places grant opportunity aims to assist faith-based places and spaces to improve security and safety.
The objective of the program is to support religious schools and pre-schools, places of worship and faith-based community centres to address the risk of crime and violence motivated by religious or racial intolerance through the installation or upgrade of security infrastructure and/or the engagement of security guards at those sites.
The intended outcomes of the program are to:
- Enable faith-based communities to undertake activities safely and free from harassment
- Deter crime and violence at faith-based places
- Improve safety within faith-based communities when attending faith-based places, and
- Contribute to greater community resilience and wellbeing.
AUD 40 Million To Secure Faith-Based Places-Eligible activities must directly relate to the improvement of security measures at a religious school, pre-school, place of worship or faith-based community centre that is facing security risks associated with religious and/or racial intolerance.
Applicants must provide supporting information confirming that the crime and violence is religiously or racially motivated – grants available are between $25,000 and $500,000 with a grant amount of up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs.
AUD 40 Million To Secure Faith-Based Places
You can apply if you:
- Are associated with an eligible religion listed in the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Australian Standard Classification of Religious Groups one to six at Table 1.3.
- Have an Australian business number (ABN)
- Are an eligible legal entity, specifically:
- An entity incorporated in Australia
- An incorporated association
- an incorporated not for profit organisation.
- A legal entity has legal capacity to enter into agreements or contracts, assume obligations, incur and pay debts, sue and be sued in its own right, and be held responsible for its actions.
If you are a school or pre-school, you will need to determine your legal status before applying for a grant. Only schools who are separate legal entities can apply for a grant themselves. If your school is not a separate legal entity you will need to have your legal entity apply for a grant on your behalf.
AG’s can only accept applications where applicants can:
- Commit to start your project within 8 weeks of executing a grant agreement (can include project planning activities)
- Confirm that you have the authority of the site owner or manager to undertake the project at the nominated site(s). You will be required to provide a letter from the site owner or manager using the letter template provided on business.gov.au prior to entering into a grant agreement
- Provide all mandatory attachments (see section 7.1 of the grant opportunity guidelines).
- Find the complete eligibity criteria in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.
“AUD 40 Million To Secure Faith-Based Places Announced By Federal Government.”