All Hindu temples – Please apply for federal funding to secure your temple

Applications are now open for the Albanese Government’s Securing Faith-Based Places grant program. You may recall that during the event to host Indian PM Modi, our PM Anthony Albanese had announced a grant of $40 million for safety and security of places of faith. The funding round is now open. Please enter your application asap as the last date for this grant is 11th September 2023.
The grant, to be spread over four years, is open to religious schools and preschools, places of worship and faith-based community centres. In a statement released from the office of Attorney General Mark Dreyfus, the government makes clear that the Securing Faith-Based Places will be an open, competitive and merit-based grants program.
Eligible organisations can apply for grants between $25,000 and $500,000 to address risks of crime and violence resulting from religious and racial intolerance. The program will support security infrastructure upgrades, including fencing, lighting, security cameras, traffic barriers, alarm systems, and access controls, as well as the engagement of security guards (especially during major festivals).
Grant guidelines and a sample agreement are available at and Applications can be submitted on the Business Portal at until 5:00 PM AEST 11 September 2023.
Hindu Council is here to help all Hindu temples to understand the grant and get help in filling out the forms and attachments. If you need any help in understanding the grant or on how to fill it out and what documents to attach, Hindu Council volunteers are available to help you.
Please contact our team at email to get in touch with the volunteers who have extensive experience in getting grants. A Hindu Council volunteer may be calling you over the next few days to ensure that you have put your application in before the deadline.
We are there to help you get this grant and make your temple a safer place.
Surinder Jain
Please forward this to any temple that you know of. Let it reach every Hindu temple in Australia.

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