Funding available for Yukon projects that prevent crime or support victims

The spring 2020 intake has opened for applications to the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust. Project funding is available from the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust for non-profit community groups, school councils, municipalities or First Nations governments.

The funding supports community-led projects that work to reduce crime, prevent gender-based violence or address the root causes of criminal behaviour. The Trust also supports projects that provide services or programming for victims of crime.

The previous fall 2019 intake of the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust awarded a total of $227,829.67 to 10 community-led projects with a focus on crime prevention and services to victims.

The next application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on February 17, 2020.

I am continually impressed by the work of the organizations and communities who access the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund. Their work supports Yukoners to prevent crime and make our communities a safer place. I welcome the spring intake of applicants and look forward to seeing their important work take shape.

 Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee 

As a board of trustees we are proud to support innovative community projects with the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust. The Trust enables Yukoners to build strong communities and relationships while tackling the root causes of crime and providing support to those that have been victimized. We are certain that this spring intake of applicants will once again take advantage of this funding and are thrilled to offer the opportunity.

Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Board of Trustees chair Lareina Twardochleb

Quick facts 
  • The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust provides funding twice a year to projects that are intended to reduce crime, prevent gender-based violence, prevent violence against women and children, address the root causes of crime, provide services and information to victims of crime or provide information about crime prevention and victimization.

  • Examples of projects funded in previous intake periods include supporting positive mental health through self-care and exploring trauma and conflict resolution; providing individual support for persons with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); supporting victims of crime through art, music and land-based healing; and providing a free, drop-in music production and recording program for youth.

  • Funding applications are accepted from municipal and First Nations governments, non-profit organizations and school councils or boards. Eligible costs can include wages or honoraria, travel, promotional materials, printing, materials and rental costs.

  • The Trust has supported Yukon community groups since 1998. Proposals are reviewed by the Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Board of Trustees, which includes community members and individuals appointed by the Minister of Justice from recommendations by the Government of Yukon, First Nations governments, women’s organizations and the RCMP.

Contact 

Stewart Burnett
Cabinet Communications
867-332-0480
stewart.burnett@gov.yk.ca

Fiona Azizaj
Communications, Justice
867-667-8148
fiona.azizaj@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
20-011