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Grants available from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton.

The Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, has an ambition, through his Commissioning and Partnerships Team, to reduce offending and support victims, enabling people to realise their life potential without being drawn into the Criminal Justice System.

The Commissioner has pledged to secure services that empower partners and potential partners through regular opportunities to bid for grant funding for projects and contracts. He is inviting organisations to tell him how they can work with him to achieve his vision and make your communities safer through looking for new and exciting approaches, whilst still supporting those ideas that have been proven to work.

The Commissioner has established a fund to make communities safer, called the Safer Communities Fund.


Safer Communities Fund

The Safer Communities Fund grants round has now closed. Submitted applications will now be reviewed and assessed and the Commissioner is hoping to let people know the outcome of their applications at the start of February 2019.

If you have any queries regarding the grants round please don’t hesitate to contact the Commissioning Team at

If you would like to know further information on new grant opportunities please email the Commissioning Team on the above email address to ask to be added to our grants notification distribution list.


Sexual Crime Therapeutic Services Expression of Interest

Support services for victims of sexual abuse, assault, rape and violence are currently commissioned though a mix of local and national funding. Following a competition for funding, we are one of five successful areas to receive three years funding from the Ministry of Justice to locally commission sexual crime services.

Working with local partners and providers we are commissioning a sexual crime therapeutic service which will include counselling and sit alongside other commissioned services such as the Victim Care Service and Frankie Worker Services ensuring support for victims of sexual trauma in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton.

Applications will be welcomed until Friday 26 April 2019 at 12:00. Please ensure you read all relevant information when applying.

Sexual Crime Therapeutic Services Expression of Interest Information Document
Safeguarding Form
Link to web based application form
Copy of application Form (pdf version for information only)


Safer Together Event

Organisations operating in the Portsmouth North and South constituency areas are invited to put themselves forward to receive a small grant as part of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Safer Together event to be held in Cascades Shopping Centre in May 2019.

Schools, community groups and voluntary organisations are all invited to submit a short application to the Police and Crime Commissioner by Monday 15 April 2019 to be in with a chance to win the funding. The applications will then be shortlisted with the top entries being put to the public vote at the Safer Together Event in Cascades Shopping Centre, Commercial Road, Portsmouth on Saturday 18 May 2019. The winning projects will be awarded £500 following the public votes.

To apply for funding you can download this form, or call 01962 871595 to request one.


Other funding opportunities

Funding South East has compiled a guide to funding opportunities regionally, which may also be able to support your project.


Funding allocations

View the Commissioner’s past and current funding allocations by clicking on the relevant block:

Past PCC Funding Allocations Current PCC Funding Allocations

Neighbourhood Crime Maps

Find out what’s happening in your neighbourhood, meet your local policing team and how to contact them. Explore the crime map to see what has happened and the policing outcomes for each crime.

Neighbourhood Watch

Find a Watch scheme in your community, and apply to join or send a message to the scheme coordinator. Neighbourhood Watch provides a way for local people to play an important part in making their communities safer.