Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program

Supporting incorporated not-for-profit organisations and Local Government authorities to better assist the WA community.
Last updated: 31 May 2023
Grant round opens 5 July 2023

A new funding round will open Wednesday 5 July and will close at 12 noon on Wednesday 30 August 2023.

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.

A new funding round will open Wednesday 5 July and will close at 12 noon on Wednesday 30 August 2023.

Late applications or requests for extensions will not be considered. You will not be able to submit your application once the round closes at 12 noon.

Applications will be managed through an on-line grants management system. This system will allow you to complete and submit your application online.

Grant Information Sessions

In-person information sessions will be available on the Criminal Property Confiscation Grant Program. These will be held at the David Malcolm Justice Centre, 28 Barrack Street, Perth on the following dates:

Applicants interested in attending the above session must register their interest. Places are limited and those who have not registered will not be able to attend on the day. Those who cannot attend an in-person information session can contact the Grants Team to arrange a one-on-one session over the phone or via Teams.

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

Grants Team

Phone: 61 8 9264 1749

Opening soon

Once the round opens, a link will be provided for applicants to access the online grant management system. Instructions will be provided on how to create an account and commence your application. Application policy and guidelines are available to download below.


Frequently Asked Questions

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 July 2022 funding round

27 applications were received in this funding round, with the following 6 projects approved for funding totalling $983,045.80
Applicant Project Geographical Area Served by Project Funding Approved ($ Ex GST)
Gosnells Community Legal Centre

The Armadale Holistic FDV Outreach Service project will deliver outreach services in collaboration with the Street Doctor in Armadale every Wednesday to deliver legal information and assist victims of crime to access Criminal Injury Compensation, Family Violence Restraining Orders, Child custody arrangements, Mediation and other legal avenues to stop violence and move forward. The legal team will also provide outreach at local community venues, providing discrete legal support to clients in a holistic and non-invasive manner.

Armadale $107,824.80
Shire of Carnarvon

The Future is Me Program will deliver a place-based program that includes the delivery of activities such as building community furniture, public art, and community gardens, supporting the community's vision to ensure the local community is safe, harmonious, engaged, inclusive, and supportive. The programs and activities will be strategically designed in areas where criminal activity has occurred and the project will work closely with the WA Police Force to identify the areas impacted by the criminal activity

Carnarvon $110,000.00
Wadjak Northside Aboriginal Community

The Wadjak Pathways for Female Aboriginal Youth Program will extend the existing Wadjak Pathways project working with 50 at risk male Aboriginal youth to include an additional group of 20 at risk female Aboriginal youth. A second team, consisting of female Aboriginal leaders and mentors, will be formed to work with 20 female Aboriginal youth over a period of 12 months. This second team will apply the same innovative approach to lead these girls to better futures.

Balga $180,587.00
Ruah Community Services

The Breaking the Cycle of Family and Domestic Violence Intervention Program will provide direct intervention for children and young people who have been exposed to family and domestic violence and are now displaying intimate partner violent behaviour, in a quest to reduce its intergenerational transmission. The project involves developing and then piloting a specialised culturally safe program of intervention to deliver to children and young people, recognizing them as both victims and potentially perpetrators. The project will respond to widespread calls for evidence-based tailored early intervention approaches, and a need to focus on the health and wellbeing of victim-survivors.

Perth Metropolitan area $194,312.00
City of Swan

The Ballajura Youth Outreach Project will involve the employment of two professional Youth Outreach workers to identify and engage with young people who are at risk of/participating in anti-social behaviours. Workers will coordinate a response to antisocial behaviour through working alongside others to provide a range of activities and programs to positively engage the young people. The workers will coordinate a community response to create sustainable strength-based solutions through opportunities which improve outcomes, reduce crime and antisocial behaviour, linking young people with opportunities of leadership, participation and sustainable behaviour change.

Ballajura $200,000.00
Parkerville Children and Youth Care

The Support for Children, Young People and Families Impacted by Homicide project will provide psychological intervention and support to bereaved children, young people, and their families, impacted by homicide in metropolitan Western Australia. The pilot will sit under the umbrella of Parkerville Children and Youth Care’s child-focused Child Advocacy Centre model. Over 12 months, the Clinical Psychologist will receive referrals from Government services and support those who are not eligible to receive other services.

Perth Metropolitan area $190,322.00