Community Safety Fund Grant
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) maintains a fund for spending on local community safety initiatives. In 2017/18, 10% of this fund has been retained in order to facilitate local priorities and central commissioning of services, in line with the PCC’s strategic aims in his Police and Crime Plan
Police and Crime Plan – key areas for focus
The PCC is committed to delivering against the entire Police & Crime Plan 2017 – 21 and is keen to work with partners who can deliver against some key areas within the plan, as listed below:
Priority 1 – Vulnerability
Key Aim: Better understanding by police and partners of the extent and nature of elder abuse, followed by positive action taken to address the issues uncovered.
Priority 3 – Reducing Re-offending
Key Aim: A review by police and other criminal justice partners on whether processes for identifying and referring individuals in contact with the criminal justice system into substance misuse services are as effective as they could be.
Key Aim: Improved data sharing on gangs, with the aim of reducing exploitation of young people through gang membership and reducing and preventing violent crime, especially knife crime.
Key Aim: A modern offender management strategy for Thames Valley addressing gaps in existing schemes and tackling offenders across the crime spectrum who pose the greatest risk or threat of harm.
Priority 4 – Serious Organised Crime & Terrorism
Key Aim: Better engagement and information sharing between police and organisations supporting vulnerable migrants and rough sleepers, with the aim of preventing exploitation by organised criminals.
Applications are welcomed from all organisations, whether large or small, statutory or voluntary, including Thames Valley Police.
Applications for funding must demonstrate a clear link to the PCC’s objectives in the Police and Crime Plan, particularly areas listed above.
Grant funding awarded must be regarded as one-off funding without guarantee that further funding will be available. Applicants should therefore consider the sustainability of services beyond the grant funding phase.
Projects can be capital or revenue or a combination of both. Funding can be sought for research, evaluation, pilots, improving existing provision or creating new capacity.
Projects should demonstrate how they will bring benefit, or lead to benefit, across the Thames Valley.
Bids should be submitted electronically using the application form below by 18:00hrs on 30th May 2018. Bids received after this will not be considered.
All applicants will receive a confirmation that their bid has been received online. Please contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner if you have not received this confirmation.
There is up to £400,000 of funding available in total, and the PCC is looking to fund 6 to 8 opportunities within that. This is to encourage medium-sized bids, although there is no limit on the amount of funding that organisations can apply for. Smaller projects, however, are recommended to consider the Police Property Act Fund when it next opens in June.
Please read our below application guidance in full before completing the application.