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The Safer Communities Fund is a Crown fund that provides communities at risk from hate crimes and terrorism with funding to upgrade and/or implement security arrangements.

The initial focus and priority for the Fund will be given to the two Christchurch mosques that were targeted during the terror attacks, as well as houses of worship for the wider Muslim community and the Jewish community.

The Safer Communities Fund is now closed and is no longer receiving new funding requests.


Ngā Hua / Outcomes

Organisations that receive grants through the Safer Communities Fund are expected to show how the proposed security upgrade or project will:

  • help reduce the threat and impact of future hate crimes and terrorism against their community;
  • build the confidence of their community so that they can continue practising their faith, and/or continue congregating and maintaining their community networks in a safe and secure environment.

Ngā kaupapa matua / Priorities

Requests to the Safer Communities Fund will need to show that the proposed security upgrade or project is:

  • sufficient for the level of risk or threat that your community faces;
  • of an appropriate size and scale to meet the needs of your community;
  • able to be realised quickly;
  • fit-for-purpose; and
  • proposed by an organisation that can:
    • successfully develop and deliver the security arrangement and/or project; and
    • show how they will manage and maintain the security arrangement and/or project in the future.