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:
Sixteen approved projects from the previous funding round have been offered funding totalling $2.34 million. More information on these projects is available by downloading the Successful projects from the July 2014 (Round 12) funding round link below.
The current funding round opened on Wednesday 21 October 2015. Eligible, not-for-profit community organisations and Local Government Authorities are invited to apply for funds, up to $200,000, to implement projects for the above purposes. $4m is available for allocation to approved projects in this funding round.
There will be two Perth-based information sessions to assist with the application process. The sessions will be held at 10am on Friday 6 November 2015 and 10am Tuesday 10 November 2015 respectively. People interested in attending a session will need to register their interest with the Grants Administrator on (08) 9264 1206.
Regional applicants can also contact the Grants Administrator for details regarding access to televised sessions via the Westlink satellite network.
Applicants should first download the Grant Application Form and Application Guidelines available from the links below.
Applicants are also encouraged to discuss their proposed project with the Grants Administrator.
Applications close at 5pm, Wednesday 16 December 2015.
Further information regarding the grants program can be obtained by contacting:
Phone: (08) 9264 1206
Toll Free: 1800 994 400
Last updated: 20-Oct-2015
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