SAFER COMMUNITIES FUND
The Safer Communities Fund has been established to encourage local residents and our communities to get involved in the prevention and reduction of crime and to allow community groups to bid for monies to help create safer communities across Cheshire.
In order to facilitate a reasonable distribution of the Fund, applications will continue to be limited to a maximum of £5,000. There is no minimum level of funding.
Applications must support crime prevention or reduction or the objectives within the Police and Crime Plan, must be located within Cheshire and must focus on local needs. This could include, but is not limited to, projects that will:
• Support victims
• Protect vulnerable people
• Tackle anti-social behaviour and drugs
• Improve road safety
• Promote a safe night time economy
How to apply
Firstly, you need to check your project is eligible for funding. You should read the grant making principles document, criteria and refer to FAQs if unsure.
Once you have checked your eligibility, you need to ensure your application is supported by your local policing unit by connecting with an officer and/or PCSO and ensure the application addresses one or more of the local policing priorities.
In order to apply, all organisations must have discussed the project with the Community Development and Policy Officer, the applicant will then be issued with a unique application number and form. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01606 364000.
If you will be working with children or vulnerable adults you will be required to confirm you have policies and procedures relating to Safeguarding Children and/or Vulnerable Adults that are in accordance with national guidelines and any guidance issued by the relevant Local Safeguarding Adults Board and/or Local Safeguarding Children Board.
Further advice and support can be found via the local board websites which can be found below:
Local Safeguarding Children Boards
Pan Cheshire Local Safeguarding Children Board Procedures Manual
Cheshire East Local Safeguarding Children Board
Cheshire West & Chester Local Safeguarding Children Board
Halton Local Safeguarding Children Board
Warrington Local Safeguarding Children Board
Local Safeguarding Adult Boards
Cheshire East Local Safeguarding Adults Board
Cheshire West & Chester Local Safeguarding Adults Board
Halton Local Safeguarding Adults Board
Warrington Local Safeguarding Adults Board
“My Safer Communities Fund has already benefited a vast array of projects across Cheshire that work tirelessly to make their communities safer places to live. “Last year, I was able to fund 15 projects which will make a real difference and will help to reduce crime and promote safety messages to their communities. I’m pleased to be able to commit even more of my budget to this year’s fund. “The fund is about empowering local people, giving support to local projects and making our local communities safer. Local people understand their area better than anyone else and can make significant contributions to build safer, more secure communities on behalf of the public."David Keane, Police & Crime Commissioner for Cheshire