How to Apply

The Safer Communities Fund is now closed for applications.


How to apply

Grant Round 14 has a theme of tackling all forms of serious violent crime, including those focusing on prevention and early intervention, supporting diversion away from crime, protection and education and support for victims of serious violence. Applications focussing on other priorities in the Police and Crime Plan should apply for a future grant round. Victim support define violent crime as "when someone physically hurts or threatens to hurt someone, and also includes crimes where a weapon is used."

Violent crimes can include:

  • Assault
  • Gun and knife crime
  • Sexual violence (such as rape or sexual assault)
  • Alcohol and drug-related violence
  • Gang violence
  • Domestic violence
  • Hate crimes (disability, faith, gender, gender identity, race or sexual orientation)
  • Robbery
  • Murder or manslaughter

Please note that successful bidders must be present at the Safer Communities Fund Awards Night in order to receive their grant.

In order to apply for a grant from the Safer Communties Fund you will need to complete an application form. Before starting the application form please read the Guidance Notes and the Terms & Conditions. You will also need to familiarise yourself with the outcomes and priorities from the Police and Crime Plan which can be found on page 1 of the Plan. Hard copies of the application form can be requested by contacting the Safer Communities Fund Team but online applications are preferable.

If you would like to look through the application form before completing the online application please click here to download a word version. 


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The Safer Communities Fund Board provides advice to the PCC on the applications received. The final decision about which applications are successful will rest with the PCC. Please see the terms of reference for further details of the Safer Communities Fund Board.



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