Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry

    Grants to benefit victims of crime, combat drug use and fight crime

    24/01/2019 9:30 AM
    • 13 not-for-profit community groups to share in $2.13 million in funding
    • Local governments and not-for-profit groups can apply for grants of up to $200,000 to prevent or reduce drug-related crime, support victims of crime or to aid law enforcement
    • Criminal Property Confiscation grants are funded by money and property seized under the Criminal Property Confiscation Act 2000 

    Acting Attorney General Alannah MacTiernan has announced the outcomes of the latest round of funding awarded under the State Government's Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program, administered by the Department of Justice.


    Thirteen grant offers totalling $2.13 million will be made to not-for-profit community groups to run projects supporting victims of crime and reducing offending, substance misuse and crime across Western Australia.


    Recipients from this funding round include:

    • The Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors, which will receive $199,009 to put into effect a range of prevention and protection strategies to reduce and address the incidence of family and domestic violence in at-risk culturally and linguistically diverse refugee communities;
    • The Wunan Foundation, which will receive $200,000 to establish and pilot an early intervention and preventative initiative aimed at achieving positive outcomes for young people aged 10 to 18 in Halls Creek through practical support in education, training, personal and life skills development; and
    • The Stephen Michael Foundation, which will also receive $200,000 to reduce youth crime in Meekatharra, Narrogin, Kojonup and Carnarvon by directly addressing anti-social behaviour, truancy, drug and alcohol abuse with sports, nutrition, school to work and driver education activities in collaboration with stakeholders, service providers and community members. 

    The full list of the successful applicants in this round is attached. More information about the Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program is available on the Department of Justice's website


    Comments attributed to Acting Attorney General Alannah MacTiernan:


    "Since the inaugural funding round in 2003, the Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program has made available funds totalling more than $45 million to eligible organisations.


    "To date, this program has awarded funds to 297 projects over 13 funding rounds.


    "There was an overwhelming response to this round with 47 applications from incorporated not-for-profit organisations and local government authorities seeking funding for a range of projects in both regional and metropolitan WA.


    "I find it particularly fitting that money and other assets the State has seized from convicted criminals are used to fund key services which benefit the community, including victims of crime.


    "I congratulate all of the successful grant recipients in this latest round and offer my best wishes for successful projects."


    Attorney General's office - 6552 6800


    Successful Applicants Round 14:


    Applicant Project Amount
    City of Greater GeraldtonGeraldton Intensive Youth Support Program$163,895.00
    Tenancy WA in partnership with Women's Council for Domestic and Family Violence ServiceEducation for new provisions under the Residential Tenancies Amendment (Family Violence) Bill$75,000.00
    Whitelion Youth AgencyDeadly Diversions: Youth Support & Development$199,246.00
    Murdoch UniversityThe Implementation of a Family-based Intervention (BEST) for Youth Substance Abuse in Western Australia$200,000.00
    Stephen Michael FoundationRising Leaders$200,000.00
    Save the ChildrenYouth Intervention Partnership$190,794.00
    Association for Services to Torture and Trauma Survivors (ASeTTS)SAFE: Safety and Family Education$199,009.58
    Wunan FoundationHalls Creek Youth Partnership$200,000.00
    Swan Districts Football Club Inc (V Swans)Swans Youth Engagement Program$200,000.00
    Jacaranda Community CentreA New Chapter - Domestic and Family Violence Financial Stability$100,000.00
    Roots TVCommunity Media Studio$76,800.00
    Law Society of Western AustraliaLore / Law$200,000.00
    WA Council on Addictions Inc T/A Cyrenian HousePeer Connection Project$122,634.00