County Durham & Darlington Community Safety Fund

County Durham & Darlington Community Safety Fund

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

Size of Grant
Grants of between £2,000 and £7,500 are available.

When to apply
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 Fund opens to applications on Wednesday 7th March and closes on Sunday 29th April.

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 31st May 2018.

Please note, groups holding a previous year’s award may only reapply to this round if they have successfully completed and reported on their previous grant.

Volunteer opportunity for Independent Custody Visitors, Office of the Durham Police and Crime Commissioner

Are you looking for a volunteering opportunity that will challenge you, give an insight into the criminal justice system and ensure the protection of detainees in custody suites?

For further information and an application form, please visit

Applications must be submitted by Sunday 29th April 2018.

Steps to apply for this grant