The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, and the Chief Constable, John Campbell, have opened a new grant round of the Police Property Act Fund. £170,000 is available to community and voluntary groups across the Thames Valley.
Police and Crime Commissioner, Anthony Stansfeld said: “I am pleased to be launching another round of the Police Property Act Fund. Every year, I am delighted to see the good work that is being carried out by the voluntary and community sector and the difference they make”. The Fund, which is jointly managed by the 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.
Earlier this year, £106,733 was distributed to 27 different organisations addressing Police and Crime Plan priorities and the PCC and Chief Constable expect to allocate around £170,000 in this grant round.
Who can apply?
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:
- Prevention and Early Intervention
Some examples of projects that may be considered include those that aim to tackle:
- elder abuse
- hidden harm such as stalking, honour based abuse and forced marriage
- peer-on-peer abuse
- hate crime
- mental health issues
All applications will be required to submit clear evidence of how their project or activity will contribute towards achieving the key aim indicated.
- Further guidance.
- Online application form.
- The closing date for this round of applications is 12pm Friday 22 November 2019 and applications will be considered jointly by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and the Chief Constable.
- Successful recipients will be invited to attend a presentation ceremony, due to be held in the New Year.