Hon Christian Porter BA(Hons) BEc LLB(UWA) MSc(Dist)(LSE) MLA

Hon Christian Porter BA(Hons) BEc LLB(UWA) MSc(Dist)(LSE) MLA

Former Treasurer; Attorney General

    Crime grants applications open

    2/05/2012 12:00 AM
    • Grants of up to $200,000 available
    • Crime grants to benefit the community

    Attorney General Christian Porter today launched the latest round of the Criminal Property Confiscation Grants program, which allows local governments and non-profit community groups to apply for grants of up to $200,000.


    Mr Porter said the program, administered by the Department of the Attorney General, allocated the grants from a pool of funds seized under the State’s tough proceeds of crime laws.


    The Attorney General said the grants would fund projects designed to prevent or reduce drug-related crime and drug abuse, support crime victims or to aid law enforcement.


    “The grants are released to the successful applicants once they have met certain pre-conditions, including contributing in-kind support to the project they are going to run,” he said.


    Criminals’ money and property can be seized by the WA Police and the Director of Public Prosecutions under the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000.


    A total of $2million has been made available in this latest round of the program.


    The closing date for applications is Friday, June 29, 2012 at 5pm.


          Fact File

    • In the latest round of the State Govt’s criminal property confiscation grants program, 14 grants totalling $1.76m were offered to local government and non-profit community groups
    • Further information about the program, including guidelines and an application form, is available at http://www.dotag.wa.gov.au
    • All applicants are encouraged to discuss their proposed project with the department’s grants administrator on 9264 1206 (country callers 1800 994 400)

    Attorney General’s office - 6552 5600