The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has two types of funding available to the public:
- The PCC Community Safety Fund
- The Police Property Act Fund
One-off grants are available to local people and organisations, who work to reduce crime, disorder and the fear of crime.
Applicants can only apply at certain times of the year and they must show that initiatives meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Investing in our Police;
- Ensuring a better Deal for Victims and Witnesses;
- Tackling Re-Offending;
- Working Together to make Cleveland safer;
- Securing the Future of our Communities.
PCC Community Safety Fund
The Government gives the PCC funds. In turn, we give grants to groups, who are committed to improving community safety in Cleveland.
As a result, all awards must address one or more of the following areas:
- Reducing crime and disorder including anti-social behaviour;
- Decreasing the misuse of drugs, alcohol and other substances
- Reducing re-offending
- Helping victims, witnesses or people affected by crime and anti-social behaviour in circumstances where services are not already commissioned by the PCC.
Police Property Act
The Police Property Act Fund comes from the sale of recovered stolen goods or property where he owners cannot be traced following a theft or robbery.
The PCC considers applications from voluntary and community groups. They must be working for a charitable purpose to improve the lives of people in Cleveland.
Applications for the Community Safety Fund are temporarily closed.The Police Property Act Fund is still accepting applications. In accordance with the Police Property Act Regulations (1997) all awards from this fund must be for charitable purposes. To find out more view the guidance notes which are available to view and download further down the page.
How to apply for Funding
Both grants have a three-step application process:
- Download and complete the application form. Read the guidance notes to help you. When you have completed your application form, email it to email@example.com.
- Your application will be assessed at the next Funding Meeting, where members will decide if the application has been successful. They will also decide the most appropriate type of funding. In addition, they will decide whether your application meets any of the PCC’s priorities.
- You will be informed whether your application has been successful. If so, you will be told how much money you will receive.
Progress and Budget Reporting
If you have received PCC funding, you must give us a progress report on how the funding has been used.
As part of your grant funding, you must tell us how you have spent the money mid-way through the financial year by completing the Budget Return Form.
If you need help with your application, please call 01642 301632.