Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program

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

InformationThe closing date has been extended to Thursday 30 April 2020 12.00 pm

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.

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 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.

Under the grants program, incorporated, not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities can apply for funds up to $200,000 for these purposes.

13 approved projects from this funding round have been offered funding totalling over $2.13 million. More information on these projects is available by downloading the Successful Projects from the April 2018 Funding Round.

The current funding round opened on Wednesday 5 February 2020. Due to the current focus on the impact of COVID-19, the closing date has been extended to Thursday 30 April 2020. Applications must be received by the Department by 12.00 pm.

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

Application documents

Applicants should first download the Grant Application Form and Application Guidelines.

Applicants are also encouraged to discuss their proposed project with a member of the grants team to on:

Phone: (08) 9264 1206 or (08) 9264 1749
Toll Free: 1800 994 400



Page reviewed 23 March 2020
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