County Durham & Darlington Community Safety Fund

County Durham & Darlington Community Safety Fund

Grant Range: £1,000 to £10,000
Grant Duration: up to 12 months from grant award date
Closing Date: 15th April 2016
Grant Award Date: w/c 13th June 2016
Apply Online: This Fund has now closed

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), 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:

  • Enhance and build safer communities
  • 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 for Durham can be found here:
• Police and Crime Plan for Darlington can be found here:

Grant values: Grant awards of up to £10,000 per annum. There is no minimum value.

Examples of projects / items to be funded

The PCC 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 13th June 2016.

Please note:

If you have any questions please contact our grants team at or call 0191 378 6340.

  • Capital equipment
  • Communication materials
  • Activity materials and costs
  • Salary contribution
  • Session workers
  • Room hire
  • Volunteer costs
  • Your organisation does not have to be a registered charity but must have charitable aims, which should be stated in your governing documents
  • If you have had other funding from the County Durham Community Foundation and the activity associated with the funding is complete but you have not submitted your final report you will not be eligible to be awarded a grant
  • This fund will consider salaries
  • 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
  • You may apply for this funding even if you already hold a grant with CDCF
  • All enquiries and applications must be directed through CDCF not the PCC office

Steps to apply for this grant

Apply Online: This fund is now closed for applications.