A new grant round of the Police Property Act Fund has been announced.
The Fund, which is jointly managed by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, and the Chief Constable, Francis Habgood, 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 over £140,000 was distributed to 40 different organisations to reduce re-offending and prevent cybercrime and the PCC and Chief Constable expect to allocate around £100,000 in this grant round.
Applications are now invited from local voluntary and community groups who can contribute towards a key aim in the PCC’s Police and Crime Plan priorities, which are:
- Prevention and Early Intervention
- Reducing Re-Offending
- Serious Organised Crime and Terrorism
Some examples of projects that may be considered include those that prevent ‘peer on peer abuse’, rehabilitate offenders, prevent exploitation or tackle elder abuse. However, all applications will be required to submit clear evidence of how their project or activity already contributes towards achieving the key aim indicated.
The closing date for this round of applications is 5pm Thursday 21st September 2017 and applications will be considered jointly by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and the Chief Constable.
Find more details and the application form on the PCC website