NSW Local Councils are invited to apply for a Graffiti Management Grant.
DCJ will provide grants of up to $100,000 for Local Councils to implement graffiti management and space activation projects.
Applications for may be made under the Graffiti Management Grant (Western Sydney) or the Graffiti Management Grant (Open). Local Councils are only eligible to apply for one of the Grants (see further below).
Successful Councils will be able to use the funds to implement projects such as:
Local councils are eligible to apply for the grant by completing an application through Smarty Grants by
3pm Monday 28 November 2022. Each Local Council will be emailed with an application link for the grant for which they are eligible.
Applicants are encouraged to review the
Graffiti Management Grant Guidelines.
Applications for the Graffiti Management Grant (Western Sydney) and the Graffiti Management Grant (Open) open on
9 November 2022.
Graffiti Management Grant (Western Sydney)
The Graffiti Management Grant (Western Sydney) is targeted towards Local Government Areas eligible under the
Community and Small Business CCTV Fund (CCTV Fund).
Only the 18 Local Councils captured by the CCTV Fund are eligible to apply for the Western Sydney Grant:
Graffiti Management Grant (Open)
Applications for the Graffiti Management Grant (Open) are invited from all NSW Local Councils operating under the Local Government Act 1993 except those Local Councils listed above that are eligible for the Graffiti Management Grant (Western Sydney).If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact:
In accordance with the
Children (Protection and Parental Responsibility) Act 1997, the Department of Justice supports local councils as lead agencies for identifying and implementing local crime prevention strategies in NSW.
Such strategies may be submitted to the Department for endorsement and possible funding. Visit the
NSW crime prevention grants page for more information about applying for funding to implement a local crime prevention strategy
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is the use of effective design strategies to improve the safety and quality of urban environments. The aim of CPTED is to reduce opportunities for crime and create safe urban environments and in so doing increase the amenity, attractiveness and safety of our cities and towns.
In April 2011, the Attorney General announced the Government’s new focus on responding to graffiti offences.
The Department of Justice has dedicated a range of resources to addressing this offence, including the analysis of crime data to identify graffiti 'hot spots', and working with local councils to develop plans to prevent graffiti.
Applications for Graffiti Hot Spot CPTED Grants are available by invitation only to councils with the highest recorded incidents of graffiti.