Applying for grants from the Civil Forfeiture Office

Toward the end of each fiscal, moneys from forfeitures are made available as grants.

Grants programs:

  1. Announced in October/November of each year by the Province of B.C.
  2. Two independent streams:
    1. The Community Safety and Crime Prevention Branch (CSCP) Stream.
    2. The Police Training and Equipment Stream.
  3. Applications are due within about 8 weeks or as noted on the website.

CSCP processes grant applications from community agencies seeking funding from the Civil Forfeiture Office (CFO) and key information on how to apply for grants is located on their website.

The primary requirement to receive a grant is that the funds are used toward crime prevention or remediation activities. Grant applications are adjudicated on how well they fit the objectives of the program, how much impact the group has in the community and many other factors. The number of grants awarded and the maximum value of each grant depends on the amount of funding available at the time when the program is announced.

If grant applications are not posted, then there is no grants program available at this time. You can e-mail us if you would like to be included in the grants announcement e-mailing list.

If you would like to find out more information about grant requirements and recipients, we recommend you look through the non-exhaustive listing of grantees in the Resources section or the information at the bottom of this page.