Ministry of Justice

Grants from Civil Forfeiture Proceeds

November 27, 2014 - Applications for one-time grant funding are now available (see News Release – November 27, 2014) to support projects in the following areas:

  1. Violence Free BC: School-based Prevention Programs
  2. Violence Free BC: Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking of Vulnerable Girls and Women
  3. Violence Free BC: Innovative Partnerships for Responding to Violence Against Women
  4. Violence Free BC: Healing and Rebuilding After Violence Against Aboriginal Women
  5. Violence Free BC: Training and Education for Front-line Service Providers Responding to Violence Against Women
  6. Serving Victims Through Restorative Justice
  7. Community and/or Youth Crime Prevention

All applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday January 7, 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.  Please see Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

March 13, 2014 - Minister Suzanne Anton has announced the recipients of the 2013-14 grants from civil forfeiture proceeds (see News Release – March 13, 2014)

November 5, 2013 - Applications for Grant Funding Now Available

Applications for one-time grant funding are now available to support projects that:

  1. Develop or enhance domestic violence units
  2. Prevent sexual exploitation and/or human trafficking of vulnerable women and girls
  3. Prevent youth involvement in crime

All applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.

November 1, 2013 - $1M in Grant Funding Announced

Minister Suzanne Anton has announced that $1 million in civil forfeiture proceeds will be available to support local crime prevention efforts throughout the province in 2013-14. Funding applications will be posted to this website on November 5th. (see News Release – November 1, 2013).

July 9, 2013 – Future Opportunities for Grant Funding

It is anticipated that there will be grant opportunities in 2013/14, although the amount available is not yet determined. The value of civil forfeiture recoveries fluctuates year to year based on a variety of factors.

If you are interested in registering for an email notification when grants are available, please send your contact details to crimeprevention@gov.bc.ca

March 8, 2013 – Minister Shirley Bond has announced the recipients of the 2012-13 grants from civil forfeiture proceeds (see News Release – March 8, 2013)

December 13, 2012 – The grants application process is now closed. All funding decisions will be communicated to applicants before March 31, 2013 and posted to this website.

November 14, 2012 – Minister Shirley Bond has announced that groups working to combat bullying can now apply to share in up to $1 million in grants from civil forfeiture proceeds (see News Release – November 14, 2012).   

November 5, 2012 – Minister Shirley Bond has announced that up to $1 million will be available to support local crime prevention efforts throughout the province in 2012-13 (see News Release – November 5, 2012). The funding will support projects aimed at preventing youth involvement in crime, combating human trafficking and sexual exploitation, preventing family violence and violence against women, and community crime prevention. Grant applications will be posted here on November 14, 2012.