The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, and the Chief Constable, John Campbell, have opened a new grant round of the Police Property Act Fund. £170,000 is available to community and voluntary groups across the Thames Valley.
The Fund, which is jointly managed by the PCC and the Chief Constable, is created from money recovered by the police and the proceeds from the sale of items that cannot be returned to identified owners, including seizures from criminals. Earlier this year, £106,733 was distributed to 27 different organisations addressing Police and Crime Plan priorities.
Applications are now invited from local voluntary and community groups who can contribute towards two of the PCC’s strategic priorities in his Police and Crime Plan, which are:
-Prevention and Early Intervention
Some examples of projects that may be considered include those that aim to tackle elder abuse, hidden harm (such as stalking, honour based abuse and forced marriage), peer-on-peer abuse, hate crime and mental health issues. All applications will be required to submit clear evidence of how their project or activity will contribute towards achieving the key aim indicated.
The closing date for this round of applications is 24:00 on Friday 22 November 2019 and applications will be considered jointly by the PCC and the Chief Constable. More information can be found here and the online application form can be found at www.thamesvalley-pcc.gov.uk.