The 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 across the Northern Territory can apply for funding to increase security at their premises from this week, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said.
Senator Scullion 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,” Senator Scullion said.
“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.”
Senator Scullion said the Country Liberals were committed to keeping every Territorian safe.
“No one should have to fear for their safety and everyone has the right to religious freedom,” Senator Scullion said.
Round 4 of the Safer Communities Fund was now open and information could be found at:
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.