Community Fund – Deadline on 12 September 2022

News from: Reading Voluntary Action

The PCC (Police and Criminal Commissioner) is pleased to announce the latest round of the Community Fund is now open for applications. The Community Fund supports voluntary and community groups assisting both the PCC and Thames Valley Police in helping to prevent crime and keeping communities safe. A grant of £100,000 is available to community groups helping to support policing and prevent crime.

Money for the scheme comes from the Community Fund, which is jointly managed by the PCC and the Chief Constable and is created from the proceeds from the sale of items seized from criminals that cannot be returned to their rightful owners.

Organisations from across Thames Valley can apply for grants for projects that support one of the PCC’s ‘Police and Criminal Justice Plan’ priorities:
-Strong Local Policing (preventing crime and protecting communities)
-Fighting Serious Organised Crime (protecting vulnerable people)
-Fighting Fraud and Cybercrime (fighting modern crimes)
-Improving the Criminal Justice System (reducing re-offending)
-Tackling illegal encampments (reducing the impact of encampments)

Please check that you meet the following criteria before making an application.

Your organisation should be:
-Working in the Thames Valley Police Force area
-Able to demonstrate that the application supports one of the priorities areas of the new Police & Criminal Justice Plan
-A policing and/or community safety-related charity or community group

The closing date for this round of applications is 12:00 pm on Monday 12 September 2022 and applications will be considered jointly by the PCC and the Chief Constable. Please read the guidance notes before applying. To apply, fill in the online application form found at

If you require any assistance completing the application form, please contact Or if you would like further support from RVA please email or telephone 01189 372273 for free and independent support and advice.

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