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.
In light of the circumstances and developments around the Covid-19 pandemic, the Commissioner and his team have decided to postpone the opening of the next grants round until further notice.
The Commissioning and Partnerships Team have already written to existing grants recipients to assess their needs in this time of crisis. Further updates will be provided in the next couple of weeks as to how the OPCC plans to support the needs of partners and communities across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton going forward.
The Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to doing all he can to support our partners who are delivering vital services to victims of crime and the most vulnerable in our communities.
Please contact the commissioning team if you have any questions or concerns.
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 are now open until Wednesday 15 January at 12 noon. Please contact the commissioning team if you have any questions about your application. Any amendments or queries must be sent to the Commissioning Team before the closing date and time.
Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Lane, in partnership with Hampshire Constabulary, invited providers to submit an expression of interest to provide an Out of Court intervention for offenders over the age of 18 years who have committed a domestic abuse offence against a family member.
Individuals meeting the eligibility criteria will be referred by Hampshire Constabulary as a condition attached to an Out of Court Disposal. The condition will require completion of an intervention designed to address issues that underpin their offending behaviour, while considering the wider familial context of the relationship between the individual and the victim of their offence.
Applications are now closed. Please contact the commissioning team if you have any questions about your application.
Funding South East has compiled a guide to funding opportunities regionally, which may also be able to support your project.
View the Commissioner’s past and current funding allocations by clicking on the relevant block: