The Fund, which is jointly managed by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and the Chief Constable, is created from money recovered by the police and the proceeds from the sale of items that cannot be returned to identified owners, including seizures from criminals.
Last year £198,650 was distributed to 52 different organisations in addressing Police and Crime Plan priorities and the PCC and Chief Constable expect to allocate around £140,000 in this grant round.
Applications are now invited from local voluntary and community groups who can contribute towards two of the PCC’s strategic priorities in his Police and Crime Plan priorities, which are:
- Reducing Reoffending
- Local response to Serious Organised Crime and Terrorism
Some examples of projects that may be considered include those that aim to tackle:
- Substance abuse
- Gangs and knife crime
- Offender management
- Domestic violence perpetrators
- Public awareness of serious organised crime
- Prevent violent extremism
- Dare to Share culture across agencies who deal with vulnerable young people and adults.
- Exploitation of vulnerable people
All applications will be required to submit clear evidence of how their project or activity will contribute towards achieving the key aim indicated.
The closing date for this round of applications is 9am Thursday 20th June and applications will be considered jointly by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and the Chief Constable.
More information and the application form can be found at:
This year, successful recipients will be invited to attend an award ceremony held on the afternoon of 20thSeptember at Sulhamstead.