NFP Funds from Proceeds of Crime
9 May 2013 at 10:23 am
Money confiscated from the proceeds of crime in Australia is being offered to Not for Profits to help fund anti-crime and youth education programs.
On offer is between $100,000 and $500,000 for Not for Profit programs based around crime prevention and intervention.
The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 is a scheme for tracing, restraining and confiscating the proceeds of crime against Australian law.
These proceeds flow into the National Crime Prevention Fund (NCPF) which is a $40 million component of a Federal Government package of measures to address gang violence and street crime in the community.
The NCPF says it will support initiatives “in high crime areas that address the societal disconnection of at-risk young people and provide diversionary and educational activities to reintegrate them into society”.
The program will also support the installation of CCTV systems in established trouble spots and other security infrastructure measures to improve community safety.
The funding available for the program will support:
- eligible organisations to fund projects addressing societal disconnection, with applicants able to seek grants of up to a preferred maximum of $300,000
- local government organisations to fund security-related infrastructure projects, with applicants able to seek funding of up to a preferred maximum of $500,000, and
- PCYC and Blue Light organisations to fund youth-focussed projects to seek grants of up to a preferred maximum of $300,000.
The program guidelines for the National Crime Prevention Fund are available to download below:
Frequently asked questions about the online application form are available to download below:
Not for Profits can submit an application using the National Crime Prevention Fund online application form.
Applications close at 9pm (AEST) Wednesday 29 May 2013.