Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program

Supporting incorporated not-for-profit organisations and Local Government authorities to better assist the WA community.

The Department of Justice administers a grants program on behalf of the Attorney General, drawing on funds collected under the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000.

Apply now Criminal Property Confiscation Grants ProgramThe 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 sale of other confiscated property for a number of purposes including the development and administration of programs or activities:

  • Designed to provide support services and other assistance to victims of crime.
  • Designed to prevent or reduce drug-related criminal activity and the abuse of prohibited drugs.
  • For any other purpose in aid of law enforcement focussing on community safety and crime prevention initiatives within Western Australia.

Eligible not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities are invited to apply for funds of up to $200,000 to implement projects for the above purposes.

Grant round opens Wednesday 13 October 2021

A new funding round will open on Wednesday 13 October 2021 and will close at 12.00 pm on Wednesday 8 December 2021.

This year, applications will be managed through a new online grants management system. This system will allow you to complete and submit your application online.

Grant Information Sessions

Information sessions to assist with the new application process and completing your application will be held at the David Malcolm Justice Centre, 28 Barrack Street, PERTH WA on the following dates:

Sessions will include guidance on how to navigate the new online system as well as key points for consideration when completing your application.

Applicants interested in attending one of the above sessions will need to register online Register nowon the selected date.

Applicants are also encouraged to discuss their proposed project with a member of the Grants Team.

Grants Team

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To apply, applicants must complete online and follow the instructions to create an account and then commence your application. Application guidelines and a guide to completing the Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program (CPCGP) application form are available from publications below.


Guide to completing the CPCGP Application Form
Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program - Policy

Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is eligible to apply?

Incorporated not-for-profit organisations and Local Government Authorities in Western Australia are eligible to apply.

Funding will not be provided for projects or activities already being delivered by other community groups or government agencies, or for existing projects.

You may be able to apply for an enhancement of an existing project to reach a different target group or to deliver the project in a different location. Contact the Grants Team on 61 8 9264 1206 or 61 8 9264 1749 or 1800 994 400 (country callers) before you apply.

Will my project be eligible for funding consideration?

Your project must be implemented in Western Australia and fall in at least one of the following categories:

  • prevent or reduce drug-related criminal activity and the abuse of prohibited drugs;
  • implement services and other assistance to victims of crime; or
  • implement community safety and crime prevention initiatives.

It is highly recommended you read the CPCGP Guidelines carefully (available for download from the Department’s website) and contact the Grants Team on 61 8  9264 1206 or 61 8 9264 1749 or 1800 994 400 (country callers) before you apply.

How much can I apply for?

Grants of up to $200,000 are available.

The amount you apply for must be matched by a contribution from your organisation, funding from other government agencies, corporate donations, in-kind goods or services, cash or a combination of these. The in-kind goods or services component can’t be more than 50% of the matched contribution.

Does the matched funding have to be confirmed when I apply?

You don’t have to have the matched funding confirmed when you apply. If your application is successful you will have 12 months from the date of an offer of a grant to finalise the matched funding contributions.

You will be asked in your application to list the other sources of funding you have identified, and if you have had conversations with potential contributors or if you have applied for another grant.

How do I apply?

Use the online application form.  Please contact the Grants Team on 61 8 9264 1206 or 61 8 9264 1749 or 1800 994 400 (country callers) if you are having problems with the online application form.

Can I use the grant to purchase equipment?

Funding is not generally provided for the purchase of equipment. Please refer to the CPCGP Guidelines (available for download from the Department’s website) for what can or cannot be funded. Contact the Grants Team on 61 8 9264 1206 or 61 8 9264 1749 or 1800 994 400 (country callers) before you apply.

When is the closing date?

The closing date for applications is published on the Department’s website.  Once the funding round is opened, you will have eight weeks to complete and lodge your application.

Can I get an extension to the closing date?

No. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

When will I hear if my application is successful?

It can take up to six months from the application closing date for the successful grant recipients to be announced. You will be notified in writing of the outcome of your application.

Who can I contact for more information?

Call the Grants Team on 61 8 9264 1206 or 61 8 9264 1749 or 1800 994 400 (country callers), or email

Successful Projects from the August 2020 funding round

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32 applications were received in this funding round, with the following 6 projects approved for funding totalling $1,019,746
Geographical area served by Project
Funding approved
($ ex GST)
Ruah Community Services
The Alcohol and Other Drug Support for People Experiencing Homelessness project will support people experiencing homelessness with problematic alcohol and other drug usage and associated issues. The project will provide support to users of prohibited drugs, reducing crime and interactions with the justice system through the recruitment of an AOD worker and a recovery peer worker for Ruah’s homelessness drop-in centre in Northbridge.
Perth metropolitan area
City of Greater Geraldton
The Tomorrow Starts Today project will address anti-social behaviour and work to reduce the possibility of at-risk young people coming into contact with the criminal justice system. Identified at-risk youth will be engaged through a range of strategies including specially designed camps aimed at providing a safe space to challenge, engage and inspire young people through building self-confidence, resilience and motivation for action when they return to their community.
Youth workers will support participants to achieve agreed collaborative goals through weekly follow-up sessions and individualised referrals to relevant support services in the community.
Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa
The Yiwarra Kuju Martu Diversionary Program will work to reduce entrenched patterns of offending and re-offending by Martu men and women. The pilot project provides supported entry into a number of successful programs already being run in remote communities to build income, confidence, cultural identity, resilience and aspiration.
East Pilbara
Royal Life Saving Society of Western Australia
The Maar Koodjal – On Country Healing project will work to reduce antisocial behaviour and rates of Aboriginal imprisonment through a series of activities that expose participants to positive role models, traditional culture, language, healthy alternatives to criminal activity and the development of longer term goals for each individual.
North Metropolitan area
West Australian Country Football League
The WACFL Community Development Program will educate volunteers based in and around each of the 150 associated country football clubs so that they can become positive peers and role models within their club with the aim to guide those struggling with a range of issues back on the right track.
Regional Western Australia
Glass Jar Australia Limited
The Shooting Stars Program in Fitzroy Crossing project will establish a Shooting Stars program in Fitzroy Crossing, using a structured reward system to encourage improved school attendance and behaviour through a range of tools including netball, community events, wellbeing sessions and camps.
Fitzroy Crossing


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