News from: Reading Voluntary Action
The Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) Community Fund is intended to support voluntary and community groups that help to prevent crime and keep communities safe.
Money for the scheme comes from the Police Property Act 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.
The Fund will be open for applications twice a year for projects that help to achieve the objectives of the PCC’s Police and Criminal Justice Plan.
This Fund is an opportunity for Community and Voluntary Groups to get involved and assist both the PCC and Thames Valley Police in tackling and reducing crime.
Who can apply? Your organisation should be:
-Working in the Thames Valley Police Force area;
-Able to demonstrate that the application supports one of the priority areas of the new Police & Criminal Justice Plan;
-A policing and/or community safety related charity or community group.
What are the priorities for this funding? Organisations from across Thames Valley can apply for either a micro grant (under £1,000), or larger grant (over £5,000) for projects that support one of the PCC’s ‘Police and Criminal Justice Plan’ priorities:
-Strong Local Policing (preventing crime & protecting communities)
-Fighting Serious Organised Crime (protecting vulnerable people)
-Fighting Fraud & Cybercrime (fighting modern crimes)
-Improving the Criminal Justice System (reducing re-offending)
-Tackling illegal encampments (reducing the impact of encampments)
Applications for the latest round of the Community Fund are now open until Sunday 3 October at 11:59pm.
Further details, case studies, guidance notes and application form can be found through the link below: