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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 12 of the Grants Program closed on 14 November 2014. Fifty-six applications seeking a total of over $8 million were received.
The outcomes of this funding round were announced by the Attorney General on 26 May 2015.
Sixteen approved projects totalling $2.34 million have been offered funding. More information on these projects is available by downloading the Successful projects from the July 2014 (Round 12) funding round link below.
Further information regarding the grants program can be obtained by contacting:
Phone: 9264 1206
Toll Free: 1800 994 400
Last Updated: 20-May-2015