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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.


Safer Communities Fund 2021-2022

The Commissioner will be accepting applications to the Safer Communities Fund 2021-2022 from Thursday 1 October 2020 until Friday 30 October 2020 at 16:00 (4pm). Please note that applications submitted after this time will not be accepted regardless of any extenuating circumstances.

The application form is web based and it is recommended to use Google Chrome to fill out the application. All questions must be answered. Failure to do so will invalidate your application. When writing your application please do not write ‘not applicable’. If we require an answer to a question then we would like to know the detail. Please also ensure that you explain any acronyms that you use.

All applications must be submitted using this form; however, if you have a valid reason why this is not possible, please contact the commissioning team and we will discuss the options available to you.

The maximum amount of funding that can be applied for per application is £50,000.

We are aware of an issue regarding the save and continue part of the online application form. If you do not receive your link please email and we can manually send this to you. Once you have this you can use this link going forward however we do still advise using the save function on your application to ensure no information is lost.

Please note that our team will be very busy on Friday 30 October collating responses to the grants round, so we advise that you ensure you have the link to your application before this date as we may not be able to response to any link queries before the application deadline on this day.


Keeping Communities Safer Funding – Safer Streets

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, has opened up a third round of his COVID-19 Keeping Communities Safer Fund that offers timely grants of up to £500 to help people stay safe, with this round having a focus on creating safer streets.

In August 2020 the PCC was successful in securing funding from the Government’s Safer Streets programme for the Bargate ward in Southampton. Safer Streets funding seeks to make specific areas safer places to live and work. The aim of the third round of the Keeping Communities Safer funding is to offer other areas in Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £500 for projects that emulate, on a smaller scale, the aims of the Safer Streets initiative.

The Fund is open until the end of October and offers existing voluntary groups, informal community groups established in direct response to COVID-19, Parish and Town councils and schools the opportunity to bid for a small grant using a quick and easy process.

Examples of what could be funded:

  • Security equipment such as CCTV and lights for community buildings vacant/or in less use due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • General environmental improvements to reduce secluded hiding spots and open up areas for community use.
  • Projects that seek to reduce anti-social behaviour

Additional help to apply

Funding application  – send to


Other funding opportunities

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

UK Community Foundations has opened applications for infrastructure organisations to support BAME-led charities and groups to access the National Emergencies Trust.


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

Burglary Alert (Hampshire Constabulary)
Wednesday, 28 Oct 2020 13:58
Theft (Hampshire Constabulary)
Monday, 26 Oct 2020 08:47

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