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The Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), in partnership with County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF), is making available £150,000 for a fund to support the community and voluntary sector of County Durham and Darlington. The fund will support projects and initiatives across County Durham and 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 fund is looking to support projects and activities that:

  • tackle quality of life issues that matter most to residents such as anti-social behaviour (ASB), drug use and drug dealing, fly-tipping, speeding, and vandalism,
  • make the communities of County Durham and Darlington, safer, stronger and more resilient to crime and ASB.

Preference will be given to projects that can show they are embedded in a community, and focus on a specific locality, as opposed to projects with a wider but lighter touch approach. An example would be creating activities for young people in a specific community as opposed to a county wide publicity campaign for public safety.

Geographic focus

The fund covers County Durham and Darlington.

Size of grants

Grant awards of between £2,000 and £7,500 will be considered.

When to apply?

Applications must be submitted by 11pm on Sunday 19th June 2022. Groups will be informed of the outcome of their application no later than w/c 1st August