Round Four of PCC Community Safety Fund is now open for applications
The Community Safety Fund launched by Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison last year is now open for a new round of applications for funding community projects. The Community Safety Fund offers grants toward the costs of crime reduction and community safety projects and providing support for victims of crime. It is designed to kick-start local projects that will cut crime and anti-social behaviour and improve residents’ feelings of safety. The fund can provide grants of between £500 and £35,000 and is open to non-profit organisations, charities, community groups and social enterprises together with Town and Parish Councils.
Round Four of the Community Safety Fund can provide funding to support projects which involve the purchase of and / or installation of equipment and /or assets which will support the reduction in crime and improvement in community safety.
The following types of projects / activities are likely to be “in scope” for this round of the Fund:
- Purchase of equipment / assets which facilitate activities that will:
- divert people from crime or antisocial behaviour taking place in the local area
- support people who may be particularly at risk of becoming victims of crime, or have previously been victims of crime
- Measures / minor capital work to improve the security of community buildings or assets e.g. security measures, fencing, CCTV, alarm systems etc (this should not include improvements that are a key part of ongoing property maintenance)
- Measures to improve the safety of outdoor public spaces e.g. CCTV installation, fencing etc
This latest funding round will close at midnight on 15th November. Round Four is much the same as the earlier rounds but the Application Form and guidance have been updated so applicants are encouraged to refer to the updated guidance when completing their funding bid. There are also some useful FAQs to help applicants.
Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison said: “We have had an excellent response to the earlier rounds of the funding programme with some outstanding project ideas coming forward which are making a real difference to people's lives. I’m looking forward to receiving the next round of applications so we can work with communities to cut crime and anti-social behaviour and make our neighbourhoods safer."
Posted on Thursday 5th October 2023