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Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund

Grants to Yukon Nonprofits, Agencies, First Nations,
and School Boards to Prevent Crime and Support Victims

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Government of Yukon - Department of Justice

Deadline Date:

08/15/18 11:59 PM Receipt


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Grants to Yukon nonprofit organizations, municipal governments, First Nation governments, and school boards or councils for grassroots projects to prevent crime and support crime victims. Eligible requests are for projects that support and provide services intended to:

-Reduce crime;
-Prevent violence against women and children;
-Address the root causes of crime;
-Provide information about crime prevention and victimization; or
-Provide services and information to support victims.

Eligible Costs:

The fund can be used for wages, honorariums, rental costs, utilities, printing, advertising and program supplies, equipment and materials. Some of these items have funding limits or restrictions.

Fund Purpose:

The purpose of this fund is to support projects which fulfill one or more of the following objectives:
-To promote and provide services intended to reduce the incidence of crime.
-To promote and provide services intended to prevent violence against women and children.
-To promote and provide services intended to address the root causes of criminal behavior.
-To provide, publicize and promote information on:
-How crime can be prevented
-How people can protect themselves from being victimized by crime
-The needs of victims
-Services offered to victims
-To promote and provide services for the victims of offenses. Definition of Crime Prevention

Projects that address the “root causes of criminal behavior” aim to reach individuals who may be vulnerable to becoming involved in the criminal justice system by seeking to address or reduce risk factors for individuals, families and communities to decrease the chances of criminal acts and/or victimization.

Effective projects have multiple benefits, are collaborative where possible, have clear priorities and target specific risk factors. Examples of risk factors are:

-Individual: impulsiveness; alienation; rebelliousness; substance abuse; aggressiveness; anti-social beliefs, attitudes and behavior; cognitive issues that can affect behaviors such as FASD.
-Family-related: substance abuse; violence; physical, sexual or emotional abuse; family breakdown; harsh or inconsistent discipline; low parental support; parental or sibling criminal history.
-Peer-related: anti-social/delinquent friends/peers; gang membership; peer rejection; bullying.
-School-related: not fitting in; poor school performance; truancy/suspensions; dropping out.
-Community/neighborhood related: lack of meaningful employment opportunities; poverty; high levels of substance use; high levels of violence; lack of community engagement and collaboration; community history of trauma.

Protective factors are characteristics or conditions that help reduce the negative effects of risk factors. Crime prevention projects may include protective factors as well as addressing risk factors. Examples are:

-Community/neighborhood related: participation in traditional healing and cultural activities; positive role models, coaches and mentors; community engagement; strong social supports; availability of services (social, recreational, cultural, etc.).
-School-related: success at school; positive role models, coaches and mentors. o Peer-related: positive support and communication with peer group/friends.
-Family-related: strong family bonds; parental supervision; positive role models.
-Individual: positive attitudes, beliefs and values; conflict resolution and problem solving skills; positive lifestyle choices; good mental, physical, spiritual and emotional health.

Eligible Costs:
-Administrative costs: Includes items such as printing, photocopying, office supplies and materials
-Program supplies and materials
-Equipment: Purchase or rental: may include computers, photocopiers, fax machines, audio-visual, furniture, sport, playground or recreational equipment
-Travel within the Yukon: Includes actual costs for gas, accommodation, air fares for travel in Yukon or catchment area or to bring a facilitator or leader to the Yukon when equally qualified local persons are unavailable
-Wages, salaries, honoraria and professional and trades fees
-Rental or lease of dedicated premises to support the project
-Utilities related to the project: Phone, electric, fuel
-Advertising and promotion of the project: Newspaper, social media, posters, radio
-Production of pamphlets, posters, manuals or other educational or informative materials: Design, materials, printing

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169655

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
-Nonprofit organizations;
-Municipal governments;
-First Nation governments; and
-School councils or school boards.

Individuals and businesses are not eligible.

Nonprofit societies must be in good standing under the Yukon Societies Act.

Organizations with overdue reporting or financial obligations to the Government of Yukon are not eligible for funding. If you are unsure of your status, please call the Fund Coordinator.

Funding is intended for Yukon entities.

Ineligible Costs:
-Travel outside of the Yukon
-Projects duplicating areas of responsibility of, or existing, government programs
-Retroactive funding for projects/proposals that have already taken place
-Profit making ventures
-Fundraising events
-Capital equipment purchases except for those outlined in “Eligible Costs”
-The CPVSTF is not intended to provide funding for any permanent project or program.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received by:
-Spring deadline: February 15th @ 11:59 p.m.
-Fall deadline: August 15th @ 11:59 p.m.

If these dates fall on a weekend or statutory holiday the deadline will be the following business day.

Approval of funding can take up to six weeks. The Crime Prevention Coordinator can inform applicants of the status of their proposal.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Fund Administrator
301 Jarvis Street, Second Floor
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2C6

Phone: 667-8746 in Whitehorse
Toll-free: 1-800-661-0408, ex: 8746
Fax: 393-6240

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Yukon