Funding opportunities

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 two funds to make communities safer, the Safer Communities Fund and the Supporting Communities Small Grants Fund.


Safer Communities Fund

In October the Police and Crime Commissioner launched a funding round for the next financial year to support victims and reduce offending. This closed on Tuesday 31 October 2017.  160 Applications were received and the Commissioning Team are currently busy consulting with partners and scoring the applications against the published criteria. The Commissioner hopes to inform all applicants of the results of the grants round at the beginning of February 2018.

Another Safer Communities Fund grant round will be launched in April / May 2018 and we encourage you to check back on this funding page nearer the time for more information. Alternatively, if you would like to be added to the distribution list for a notification of the next grants round, please email the Commissioning Team at with your request.

We look forward to hearing for you and if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact the team at


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.

Further information can be found within the guidance document and the application form can be downloaded here.

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.


Funding allocations

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

Past PCC Funding Allocations Current PCC Funding Allocations