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.
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 on the selected date.
Applicants are also encouraged to discuss their proposed project with a member of the Grants Team.
- 61 8 9264 1206
- 61 8 9264 1749
- 1800 994 400 (Country Callers)
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Frequently Asked QuestionsShow more
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 email@example.com
Successful Projects from the August 2020 funding roundShow more
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