Apply for PCC funding
Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner has two types of community funding available at points throughout the year.
They are the following:
- PCC Community Safety Fund
- Police Property Act
- Serious Violence Funding
Applications for the PCC Community Safety Fund and Police Property Act have a three-step application process.
Both one-off and long-term grants are available to local people and groups who are actively working to reduce crime, disorder and the fear of crime.
They must address at least one of the following key objectives:
- Build public confidence and put the pride back into Cleveland Police
- Work collaboratively with partners to reduce crime – specifically serious violence
- Make greater use of technology which will create efficiencies and support productivity
- Provide high quality services to victims as well as the most vulnerable in Cleveland’s communities to meet their needs
PCC Community Safety Fund
The PCC receives cash from the Government to give to organisations and groups who are committed to improving community safety.
Rules governing the fund are set out in Section 143 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
The fund is only open at certain times of year and is themed around ten key criteria.
As part of the Community Safety Fund, PCC Steve Turner launched the Serious Violence Fund in Spring 2021. Its aim is to prevent young people from becoming involved in serious and violent crime – or becoming victims of it.
Projects to benefit from the Serious Violence Fund included the following:
- Crimestoppers North East’s Fearless Campaign: £10, 071.60
- Community Ventures Tees Valley’s Boys in Blue Project, Thorntree: £11,003
- The Chris Cave Foundation: £25,000
Police Property Act
Police Property Act funding comes from the sale of recovered stolen goods or property, where the owners cannot be traced.
Applications are considered throughout the year from voluntary and community groups, who are working for charitable purposes and to improve the lives of people in Cleveland.
You must be a registered charity to apply for funding.
How to apply
The Community Safety Fund and Police Property Act Fund’s three-step application process is as follows:
- Download and complete the Application Form. Read the Guidance Notes to help you. When completed, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The next scheduled funding meeting will decide if your application has been successful and what is the most appropriate type of funding. They will also decide if the application meets the PCC’s key objectives.
- You will be told about the outcome. If you have been successful, we will tell you how much money you will receive. We will provide you with all of the resources needed to tell people about the PCC grant. This includes logos for your website and official documents
Progress and Budget Reporting
If you have received PCC funding, you must give us a Progress Report to tell us how funding has been used.
You must also tell us how you spent the money midway through the financial year by completing the Budget Return Form.
If you need help to complete your application, please contact us at email@example.com