How to make crime pay for your community organisation

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GROUPS working to improve their community have a chance to make crime pay for their programs.

About $4m is available in the latest round of grants funded by the confiscation of criminal property, all of which was seized under WA’s proceeds of crime laws.

Non-profit community groups and local governments can apply for up to $200,000 to fund a project that reduces drug-related crime and drug abuse.

In the past the money has helped deliver programs for groups such as Tenancy WA, Women’s Law Centre WA and Street Law Centre WA, which work together to offer legal and other support to women and children facing family violence and at risk of homelessness.

Information sessions for representatives interested in applying for a grant will be held on April 12, 17, 20 and 24.

Register with the Department of Justice grants administrator on 9264 1206.

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