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

Applications must also show how groups have worked with their local PCSO and local policing unit to develop the project and bids.

Please note, we are no longer accepting applications for the 2018/19 Safer Communities Fund. The new round of funding for 2019/20 will open shortly. Please keep checking this page for updates.


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."