PCC funding for crime reduction initiatives

The office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has allocated funding for community safety projects across three main on-going funding programmes. In addition the Staffordshire Commissioner also offers funding for 'Space', a scheme which runs every summer to provide fun activities for children and young people. Find out more below:

Space

Since 2015, the Staffordshire Commissioner has provided funding for the Space programme which offers free, positive diversionary activities for young people during the school summer holidays. It aims to reduce levels of anti-social behaviour reported to Staffordshire Police, promote personal health, social development and team building and provide new experiences for young people in the county. The scheme is co-ordinated and managed in Lichfield District by us on behalf of the Lichfield District Community Safety Partnership. In 2018, Lichfield District Community Safety Partnership secured £20,406 which funded a range of activities delivered by partners across the district.

We recently invited organisations to submit an expression of interest if they would like to be considered to be part of our application to the Staffordshire Commissioner for this year's SPACE programme. The deadline for this has now passed and we are currently reviewing the applications we received. Further details of our submission to the SPACE programme for 2019 will be included here when the applications have been reviewed.

Proceeds of Crime Fund

The commissioner’s Proceeds of Crime Fund is seeing 100 percent of funding received by Staffordshire Police going back into local communities, through grants of between £3,000 and £15,000.

It is made up of money seized from criminals as Staffordshire Police continue to strip offenders of their assets. Applicants must have supported local community safety partnership activity for a minimum of one year in the last three years to be eligible to apply.  

The fund is allocated in two rounds each year. The first round opens on 1 March and closes on 14 April and the second round opens on 1 August and closes on 14 September. Full details of the funding for 2019 will be published shortly on the Staffordshire Commissioner's website.

Details of the most recently funded projects are included on the Staffordshire Commissioner's website.

People Power Fund 

The commissioner's People Power Fund sets out to empower local communities to find solutions to community safety problems in their area through small grants of between £100 and £3,000.

These could range from the provision of positive activities for young people with the aim of reducing anti-social behaviour (ASB), mentoring programmes for targeted groups within a community, through to funding reassurance activities and public confidence events in specific areas. Projects must have the support of the Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership.

The fund is allocated in two rounds each year. The first round opens on 1 March and closes on 14 April and the second round opens on 1 August and closes on 14 September. Full details of the funding for 2019 will be published shortly on the Staffordshire Commissioner's website.

Details of the most recently funded projects are included on the Staffordshire Commissioner's website

Locality Deal Fund

The commissioner’s Locality Deal Fund allocates money to local areas through working in partnership with local district and borough councils. In Lichfield, the Locality Deal funding is managed and adminstered by the community safety partnership. Currently, the funding is used to support a range of projects targeted around our community safety priorities of:

  • domestic abuse
  • anti-social behaviour
  • child sexual exploitation

with cross-cutting themes of:

  • alcohol abuse
  • mental health
  • public re-assurance

Funding priorities

In order to be successful, projects in all three funding streams must support the four priorities set out in the commissioner’s Safer, Fairer, United Communities Strategy. These priorities are:

  • tackling the root causes of crime through early intervention
  • supporting victims and witnesses better
  • reducing reoffending
  • increasing public confidence.

Find out more and download the application forms.

Find out more

Find more details, including application forms and animated videos about the funds or email the commissioner.