Hon John Quigley LLB JP MLA

Hon John Quigley LLB JP MLA

Attorney General; Minister for Electoral Affairs

    Government puts $3m crime-stopping grants in the cloud

    13/10/2021 8:05 AM
     
    • Cloud-based system adopted for latest round of proceeds-of-crime grants
    • Up to $3m for projects to prevent crime and support victims 
    • Grants are funded by cash and property confiscated from criminals  

    A user-friendly online system will make it easier for not-for-profit community groups and local governments to apply for funding under the Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program.

     

    Attorney General John Quigley announced the change takes effect for the latest round of up to $3 million in grants which opened today.

     

    The grants, administered by the Department of Justice, are worth up to $200,000 each and funded by property and cash confiscated from criminals as well as unexplained wealth.

     

    SmartyGrants, a cloud-based grants system adopted by other Western Australian Government agencies, will be used for applications.

     

    Groups seeking grants in this 17th round will be able to complete and submit their applications online.

     

    There is also an updated, user-friendly guide that sets out the criteria for the grants and provides answers to frequently asked questions.

     

    Recipients in the last round announced in January included the WA Country Football League for a community development program, Royal Life Saving WA for an on-country healing project and Glass Jar Australia to expand an education engagement program in the Kimberley.

     

    Applicants are encouraged to attend information sessions and contact the grants team at the Department of Justice for any extra support.

     

    Applications close on Wednesday December 8, 2021 at noon. For more information, visit https://justice.wa.gov.au/grants

     

    Comments attributed to Attorney General John Quigley:

     

    "These grants support invaluable programs that help make our community safer.

     

    "We are pleased to be constantly improving the way we fund not-for-profits and local governments to find innovative ways to support victims of crime, reduce drug use and prevent crime.

     

    "Using SmartyGrants will make it easier to offer support to these groups for the worthwhile work they do.

     

    "We encourage applicants to contact the Department for support and advice."

     

    Attorney General's office - 6552 6800