Safe Places

Safe Places Emergency Accommodation capital grant round is now open

Shelter WA is pleased to advise that the Australian Government’s $60 million Safe Places Emergency Accommodation capital grant round is now open and will close at 11.00pm (AEDT) on 14 February 2020.

Safe Places provides new or expanded emergency and crisis accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence. It could also fund renovations or repurposing of buildings, where it creates new emergency accommodation.

At the information sessions, participants were advised that the grant round would close on 31 January 2020. However, following stakeholder feedback, the Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services, the Hon Luke Howarth MP, extended the grant round for an additional two weeks.

The Safe Places grant round will now close at 11.00pm (AEDT) on 14 February 2020.

Under the Safe Places Program all grant recipients will be responsible for ensuring they are compliant with relevant Commonwealth and state laws. Project proponents should obtain their own advice as to the regulatory obligations they will need to comply with to meet their specific circumstances.

Organisations interested in applying for a Safe Places grant should visit Community Grants Hub or GrantConnect for grant information. Organisations should refer to the Questions and Answers document which includes the questions received during the information sessions. It also includes the support that is available from state and territory governments.

If you have a question about Safe Places or the grants process that is not included on the Questions and Answers document please email no later than 5.00pm AEDT on 7 February 2020.

The best way to ensure your organisation is notified of announcements or changes to the Safe Places program is to register with GrantConnect.