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 (CSF)
- Police Property Act Fund (PPAF)
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 open at staged times of year and is themed around the ten key criteria taken from within the Police and Crime Plan.
Deadlines for the PCC’s Community Safety Fund are as below:
|Quarter Time Period||Submission Deadline||Pre-Meeting||Panel Decision Meeting|
|October – December 2022||20/09/2022||03/10/2022||12/10/2022|
|January – March 2023||30/12/2022||04/01/2023||11/01/2023|
Police Property Act Fund
Police Property Act funding comes from the sale of recovered stolen goods or property where the owners cannot be traced. In accordance with the Police Property act Regulations (1997) all awards from this fund must be for charitable purposes.
Applications are considered throughout the year from charities, who are working to improve the lives of people in Cleveland. Groups will be asked to submit applications which fit with the seasonal themes identified by the PCC’s team (see table below).
You must be a registered charity or charitable foundation to apply. We are now accepting applications for the following theme:
|Fund theme||Fund details||Submission deadline|
|Winter – Brighter Days||Bids welcome from charities and charitable organisations who:|
• Support Cleveland residents, who are lonely, vulnerable or facing hardship
• Provide quality support for residents, who feel isolated during the winter months
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 updated about the outcome. If you have been successful, we will confirm how much funding you will receive based on your original application request. 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 update us as to how spend is progressing midway through the funding period by completing the Budget Return Form.
Any funding received which remains unspent at the end of the funding period must be returned to the PCC to enable re-allocation under these funding streams.
If you need help to complete your application, please contact us at email@example.com
Other funding opportunities
As well as opportunities directly funded by the OPCC, you may also be eligible to apply for wider funding via UK database GrantFinder.Click here to find out more information!