This grants scheme channels funding into community projects that help reduce the risk of crime and abuse and increase public safety.
There is £400,000 available for the 2023/2024 financial year and you may apply for up to £10,000 of funding for a twelve month project. This maximum exists to support as many probjects and initiatives as possible.
The Commissioner is keen to hear from organisations that can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those residing in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.
There are multiple funding rounds a year, alternating between general and specialist rounds. This year (2023) there will be three rounds - opening July, September and December.
Funding Round Details:
|Round||Opening Date||Closing Date|
| 1. General (now closed)
||3rd July 2023
||31st July 2023 (5pm)
| 2. General (now open)
|| 4th September 2023
|| 2nd October 2023 (5pm)
| 3. TBA
||4th December 2023
||8th January 2024 (5pm)
Who can apply?
- Community based groups
- Grassroots organisations
- Registered charities
- Parish Councils
Local Authorities and Police Officers are unfortunately not eligible to apply as this funding is targeted at community organisations. They are of course welcome to support community groups in their projects.
What can the funding be used for?
The funding can be used for projects/initiatives that meet any of the objectives of the Police and Crime Plan and applicants, when deciding whether to apply, are asked to to take this into consideration. Funding can be used for new initiatives/provision, to expand existing provision or as replacement funding.
If you wish to apply for a project focussing on a local area, we advise you to refer to the local Community Safety Partnership plan to ensure that your proposal complements (rather than duplicates or overlaps) existing provision.