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.

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.

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.

The latest round has now closed.


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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 October 2021 funding round

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30 applications were received in this funding round, with the following 8 projects approved for funding totalling $1,160,875
Geographical area served by Project
Funding approved
($ ex GST)
Shire of East Pilbara
The Moving Forward project will engage young people aged 10-17 years who are currently involved or at risk of being involved with the criminal justice system in a range of diversionary programs to address substance use, mental health and youth offending.  Activities will include a mural project in Newman aimed at reducing illegal graffiti and volatile substance use and Hip-hop workshops in Newman, Nullagine and Marble Bar.
Breakaway Aboriginal Corporation
The Wirrin Spirit Equine Training Program will engage males and females 14 to 25 years in Bunbury and neighbouring suburbs who are at risk of involvement with the justice system or have had previous the justice system through a sustainable Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) program. Participants will be guided to interact with horses enabling them to develop new insights that will help them learn to understand and overcome personal, emotional and psychological issues that lead to offending.
City of Canning
The Canning Urban Art Hoops and Wellbeing Program will address identified anti-social behaviour and property damage in the City of Canning. The project will engage at-risk young people between the ages of 12 to 25 in sports, wellness and urban art activities aimed at developing positive behaviours, reconnecting participating youth with the community and connecting them to other supports where needed.
Metropolitan area
Alta 1 Kimberley College
The Focused Individual Engagement - Recovery Centred Education (FIERCE) project will use Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) to provide holistic learning for Aboriginal young females associated with the justice system. Youth Engagement workers will mentor students and assist families with intensive support developing positive entry into education via EAL. When ready, students will be supported to participate in social, emotional well-being and protective behaviours curriculum, literacy, numeracy and, in time, future pathways beyond school.
Shire of Broome
The Sporting Chance Program will involve the delivery of late-night weekend sports activities for children and young people aged 8-18, reducing access to, interest in and proximity to criminal behaviours. Embedded personal development training will cover employment, education & training, mental and sexual health and positive decision-making. In addition, an embedded training strand will train participants to take on casual staff roles in the program, improving employment prospects and identifying pathways into careers in sport. Local and state sporting heroes will deliver skills clinics, developing positive relationships through regular touch-points.
Sudbury Community House Association
The Sudbury Economic and Enterprise Development Services for Women’s Empowerment project will establish a supported social enterprise to enable vulnerable women, particularly those impacted as victims of family and domestic violence, to overcome adversity through engaging in paid employment and career building activities. A dedicated advocate attached to the project will offer interventions and referral services to holistically address the women's broader life inequities. This pilot partnership project will help promote community connectedness, safety, independence and income generation for marginalised women.
Perth Metropolitan area
Parkerville Children and Youth Care
The Family Therapy Extension to the Multi-agency Investigation and Support Teams Project will extend and scale-up services provided to children and their families attending the Perth, Midland and Armadale Multi-agency Investigation and Support Teams (MIST). The introduction of a Family Therapist will enhance the existing specialist advocacy and psychological services available to children, and their families, after experiencing child sexual abuse. The Family Therapist will work within MIST providing consultative services and providing direct therapeutic intervention onsite or on an outreach basis to families presenting with significant complex needs, as they engage in the investigative, child protection and justice processes.
Perth Metropolitan area
Koya Aboriginal Corporation
The Koordoormitj Djookian (Sisters) Club project will engage and support at-risk Aboriginal and other vulnerable girls and young women aged 11 - 17 by providing them with a safe, supportive, nurturing female-only space where they can go on Friday and Saturday evenings, when no other services or dedicated safe spaces are available for them. The project will provide a range of diverse, tailored programs, exposing them to new opportunities and experiences and supporting them to maximise their safety, wellbeing and potential, reducing the likelihood of any further contacts with the criminal justice system.
Perth Metropolitan area


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