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.
Grants available from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton
The Commissioner has established two funds to make communities safer, the Safer Communities Fund and the Supporting Communities Small Grants Fund.
Safer Communities Fund
The window for receiving applications to the Safer Communities Fund is currently closed.
The next funding window is due to open on Monday 2 October 2017 and close on Tuesday 31 October 2017.
Further information regarding the grants round, including guidance and criteria, can be found here in due course.
Supporting Communities Small Grants Fund
The Supporting Communities grant fund provides the opportunity for local community groups and local police officers to apply for small amounts of funding, via an easy and accessible process, for a one-off projects or expenses that support the Commissioner’s priorities.
The Commissioner will be accepting applications to the Supporting Communities Grant Fund throughout 2017/18. The maximum amount of funding that can be applied for per application is £500.
We intend to inform applicants of the outcome of their bid within a month of submission, although this may be determined by the number and range of applications received each month.
In 2017/18 the commissioner has invested over £3,600,000 in grants and services to support victims of crime or to prevent crime and reduce offending, £1,717,784 through the grants programme and £1,882,680 via contracts. Details of the investments can be found below.
Lists of those organisations that have received funding in the past and the amounts they received: Past funding allocations
Under section 7(1) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998(b), the Police and Crime Commissioner is required to publish a copy of Crime and Disorder reports. No such reports have been published for the Hampshire Constabulary area at this time.