The Department administers a grants program on behalf of the Attorney General, drawing on funds collected under the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000. Criminal money and property is seized by the Western Australian Police and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. After some costs are met for these authorities, funding is available for a Community Grants Program.
The Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000 provides for the confiscation in certain circumstances of property acquired as a result of criminal activity or used for criminal activity. The Act also makes provision for re-distribution of confiscated funds and proceeds of the disposal of other confiscated property for a range of purposes including those detailed below.
Funds may be provided for a number of purposes including the development and administration of programs or activities:
Under the Grants Program incorporated, not-for-profit organisations and Local Government Authorities can apply for funds for:
Round 13 of the Grants Program closed on 16 December 2015. Forty-eight applications seeking a total of over $7.7 million were received.
Twenty-one approved projects from this funding round have been offered funding totalling $3.19 million. More information on these projects is available by downloading the Successful projects from the October 2015 funding round PDF link on this page.
Further information regarding the grants program can be obtained by contacting:
Phone: (08) 9264 1206
Toll Free: 1800 994 400
Last updated: 19-May-2016
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