COVID-19 Keeping Communities Safer Fund

Recognising and supporting communities working together, as the people safely stay apart

If you’ve got a great idea to help your local community for £500 or less ask the Police and Crime Commissioner now. 

A significant amount of work is already taking place in our communities to ensure those that are vulnerable or need help are supported at this time. It is heartening to see so many people volunteering to help their neighbours, communities, health workers and others through this difficult time.

Having the right resources at the right time to enable those people supporting our communities to do so is essential. The Police and Crime Commissioner has set up this Fund to be able to do exactly that – provide funding quickly to help to support communities as they work together to be safer during this time

What can the funding be used for?

The aim of this fund is to provide £500 grants that can be used to help people stay safe at this time – for example this could be through:

  • Security equipment such as CCTV and lights for buildings vacant due to COVID-19 restrictions
  • Printing/distribution costs of crime prevention advice leaflets for those who cannot access online information
  • Technology (equipment or licences) to provide online sessions to protect the vulnerable – i.e. with young people about cyber safety
  • Personal safety equipment for those vulnerable to crime


Who can apply

The fund is open to existing voluntary groups, informal community groups established in direct response to COVID-19, Parish and Town councils and schools.

The funding available will be allocated based on the information provided in the short and simple application form. Funding decisions will be made within four working days.

Email completed forms to

The fund is open for four weeks from 8 July 2020

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