Crime Prevention Strategy and Building Safer Communities Program Grants

Crime Prevention Strategy and Building Safer Communities Program Grants

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021

We are pleased to advise that the Crime Prevention Strategy has been released by the Minister for Crime Prevention Natalie Hutchins. 

In late 2019, meetings and workshops were held with more than 250 key stakeholders from government, the community sector and community safety. All of these discussions have been key to the development of the Strategy and we are pleased to be able to share its release with you.?  

The Crime Prevention Strategy sets out a clear approach to empower Victorian communities to tackle the causes of crime and create stronger, more connected communities.? 

The Strategy provides a framework for government to partner with communities and key organisations to deliver local solutions that address the underlying causes of crime and improve safety for all Victorians.?  

The Building Safer Communities Program is a key initiative under the Strategy and includes grants and a series of community forums across Victoria. The program’s first round of grant funding has awarded $4.4 million to support 16 innovative projects to prevent crime and improve community safety. A second round of grants will open on 15 November 2021 and close 11 February 2022. 

Find out more about the Crime Prevention Strategy and the Building Safer Communities Program, including the outcomes of the first grants round, at 

Source: Caitlin Fraser