County Durham & Darlington Community Safety Fund

County Durham & Darlington Community Safety Fund

Grant Range: £2,000 to £7,500

Grant Duration: up to 12 months from grant award date

Closing Date: 30th April 2017

Grant Award Date: w/c 29th May 2017

The Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner (PCVC), in partnership with County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF), is making available £150,000 for a grants fund to support the community and voluntary sector of County Durham and Darlington.

The fund will support projects and initiatives across County Durham & Darlington that help keep communities safe and contribute towards inspiring public confidence. The fund is not aimed at organisations that are already funded directly from core commissioned, statutory policing and community safety activities, but will support projects and initiatives that are additional and work at a local community level.

The key themes that the fund is looking to support include projects and activities that:

• Encourage diversionary activities
• Tackle anti-social behaviour
• Tackle harm caused by alcohol, drugs, and violence.

Eligible Organisations
Any charitable organisation based in County Durham or Darlington who can demonstrate how their project and/or activities link with the Police and Crime Plan for Durham and/or Darlington. The organisation does not have to be a registered charity but must have solely charitable aims. Projects are not subject to set priorities, geographical areas of interest (within County Durham or Darlington), or certain types of organisations.

• Police and Crime Plan can be found here:

Grant values: Grant awards of up to £7,500 per annum. There is no minimum value.
Examples of projects: The PCVC is looking to fund specific activities where organisations can demonstrate that the main aims of their project are improving community confidence and safety. The non-exhaustive list below gives examples of some of the items that can be considered for funding:

Grant Decision Process
Applications will be independently assessed by CDCF and put forward to a community panel made-up of serving police officers, community and CDCF representatives. The decisions made by the panel will be final and all applicants will be notified about the outcome of their grant application no later than w/c 29th May 2017.

Items can be funded:

• Communication materials
• Activity materials and costs
• Session workers
• Room hire
• Volunteer costs

Successful applicants will be required to submit monitoring forms to show how funding has been used to the benefit of communities, and take part in any promotional and/or publicity material

Please note that you if you held a grant in 2015-2016 you will need to have submitted an end-of-grant report before you submit a new application to the Fund.

All enquiries and applications must be directed through CDCF not the PCVC office

Steps to apply for this grant

This fund is now closed.