• Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Cambridge

Youth Funds

There are currently two funds provided by the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Social Action Fund aims to develop the skills and confidence of young people as volunteers in their communities. This Fund offers grants from £1,000 to £5,000 to groups working with young people between the ages of 10 and 20 years old (or 25 for young people with learning difficulties) living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The fund is managed by Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, a charity that administers grants on behalf of other organisations.  It markets the fund and manages all the administration over the grant applications supporting applicants where required. They assess applications to ensure they are consistent with their charitable purpose, however a Grant Panel makes the final decision on awards

For more information about this fund visit the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation website.


The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth and Community Fund aims to support youth and community groups to deliver activities to;

–        Support preventative work and early intervention approaches to divert young people away from offending and re-offending;

–        Build relationships with young people in the community and improve engagement between young people and Cambridgeshire Constabulary;

–        Promote the involvement of young people in Policing through active participation aimed at building better understanding of the needs of young people;

–        Work to reduce the vulnerability of young people and lessen the chance of them becoming a victim of crime.

This Fund is open to voluntary and community organisations who can apply for grants towards their project. More information about the terms and conditions of the funding can be found here.