Welcome to the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner's 2019/2020 Community Safety Fund. The Fund provides grants to third sector community based organisations to enable local delivery against the Police and Crime Plan.
Whilst final budget decisions have yet to be made, the Commissioner hopes to be able to provide grant funding at a similar level to previous years, which has been a total of around £250,000. The funding is available to support third sector organisations (i.e. organisations that are not for profit and non governmental, for example registered charities and social enterprises) to assist the Commissioner to reduce crime and protect victims, witnesses and vulnerable people.
The Nottinghamshire Police & Crime Plan has a number of strategic themes and key activities. The Commissioner has identified a number of areas where third sector organisations are well placed to help deliver the Plan. These are listed below. Applications for funding to deliver activity in these areas will score more highly in the evaluation of the grant applications.
Theme: Protecting People from Harm
Tackling key issues such as modern slavery, street drinking and homlessness, missing persons and substance misuse.
Theme: Helping and Supporting Victim
Providing greater care for victims of domestic violence and sexual violence, encouraging victims to report crime, providing a robust response to hate crime and promoting improved multi-agency information sharing.
Theme: Tackling Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour
Working to reduce burglary, vilent crime and organised crime, promoting community cohesion, preventing reoffending, improving the response to knife crime, tackling road safety and increased public feelings of safety.
Theme: Transforming Services and Delivering Quality Policing
Increasing confidence and satisfaction in the police, delivering value for money, achieving a diverse workforce which reflects the community, actively pursuing opportunities for inter-force and fire service collaboration.
Applications (documents can be downloaded below) are invited for up to a maximum of £25,000. Organisations may apply for one project only. Successful projects should deliver during some or all of the period 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 only.
The deadline for receipt of electronic and hard copy applications is midday on Monday 14th January 2019.
If you are considering applying to the Community Safety Fund and would like to seek advice on whether your project idea might fit within the Commissioner’s priorities, or you have any questions about the application form, please do not hesitate to contact Claire Good on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0115 844 5998.