Funding available from the Police and Crime Commissioner
The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Youth Fund has been set up using the proceeds of criminal activity. Its aim is to ensure young people living in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are deterred from getting involved in crime. Voluntary and community organisations based in the county who are working with young people aged between 5 and 18, or up to 25 years old for those with Special Educational Needs or disabilities are invited to bid for up to £3,500. Applications need to show how they meet the aims of the fund.
It’s aims are to ensure that young people who may be at risk of becoming involved in criminal and anti-social activities are deterred from doing so by:
- having safe spaces to gather and activities available which help them develop and become resilient adults;
- being given opportunities to use their spare time constructively through volunteer schemes which help their community;
- being listened to and having the chance to help shape local services and projects in their community which prevent those at risk from getting involved in crime.
Bids will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Applications will need to show how they can help the Commissioner achieve the above aims.
Details of successful bids that were awarded in 2021/22 can be found below.
The Application Guidance and Application Form are available below. If you have any questions or simply want to discuss a potential application please contact us.
Safer Communities Fund
The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Communities Fund has been set up to support Community Safety Partnerships to tackle local issues of crime and disorder. Community Safety Partnerships across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can bid for up to £5,000 for initiatives to which provide a swift response to crimes such as anti-social behaviour, road safety, bike theft and fly-tipping. To read more about the work of the six Community Safety Partnerships in Cambridgeshire please click on the following link: The Police & Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire | Putting Communities First (cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk)
While the Commissioner is also able to make crime and disorder grants, this is not a bidding pot so generally there will be commissioning processes in place to address specific issues which help deliver against the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan.