The British Columbia has announced the applications for Gender Based Violence Programme to provide one-time funding to organizations from across British Columbia (BC) for the implementation of crime prevention and remediation projects.
The Civil Forfeiture Office was established in 2006 with the purpose of removing the tools and proceeds of unlawful activity and returning a portion of the related funds back to communities in B.C. Through the Civil Forfeiture Act, property can be forfeited where it has been proven that it has been acquired as a result of unlawful activity or has been used for unlawful activity. Proceeds from the sale of assets (e.g., houses, cars, or boats) are paid into a special account which can be used for various specified purposes, including actions which support the prevention or remediation of criminal activity.
This stream provides up to $30,000 in one-time funding to proposals that will develop and/or enhance culturally relevant, culturally safe and trauma informed responses to gender-based violence, including violence against women, in communities across British Columbia. Focus areas for projects may include, but are not limited to, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, unwanted sexual behaviour and / or sexual assault.
Preference may be given to projects that focus on unique needs of Indigenous women and girls, 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, racialized survivors and survivors with disabilities.
Eligible organizations include:
- Local governments
- Community-based not-for-profit organizations
- Schools and school districts
- Health authorities
- Academic institutions
- Police departments
- Indigenous organizations (e.g. First Nations Bands or Tribal Councils, First Nations organizations incorporated as a not-for-profit society or registered charitable organization, urban/off reserve First Nation organizations such as Friendship Centres, Métis chartered communities and Métis service providers)
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For more information, visit https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/crime-prevention/community-crime-prevention/grants