Apply now for grants that focus on community safety

ORGANIZATIONS throughout the province working on community safety initiatives are invited to apply to the 2021-22 Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program.

Details of the grant program’s submission process, which is open from October 13 to November 24, are available online:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/crime-prevention/community-crime-prevention/grants

This year’s funding streams are:

* crime prevention

* gender-based violence

* domestic violence prevention/intervention programming

* human trafficking; sexual exploitation; and sex worker safety

* child and youth advocacy centres

* Indigenous healing

* restorative justice

The Civil Forfeiture Office (CFO) works to remove the profits from unlawful activity by taking away the proceeds from and assets used in criminal activity to reinvest them in community safety and crime-prevention initiatives.

The Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation grant program provides one-time funding to support community-based projects using the proceeds from the civil forfeiture process. Applicants to the grant program will be notified of the results by April 2022.

Learn More:

B.C.’s civil forfeiture program: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/crime-prevention/civil-forfeiture-office

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