Apply for funding

The Police and Crime Commissioner has two funding streams available – one to commission support services which help victims of crime to cope and recover, the second to deliver his Police and Crime Plan with community safety partners, voluntary and charity groups.

Please use the tabs below to find out more about each funding stream, and how to apply for funding.

  • Victim Fund

  • Community Safety Fund

  • In October 2014 Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) in England and Wales took responsibility for the commissioning of support services for victims and witnesses of crime.

     

    In 2016/17 the PCC will receive funding from the Ministry of Justice totaling £1,372,554 to support this work. In Surrey, the funding is to be allocated to two areas of delivery:

     

    1. Victim referral, assessment and local support service

     

    The Police & Crime Commissioners for Surrey, Sussex and Thames Valley have worked together to commission a single support service for all three police areas. Victims of crime are referred to this service to assess their needs and support them to cope and recover from their experiences. During 2016/17 we will be using £407,976 of our available funding to support this service.

     

    2. Specialist Support Services

     

    The Police and Crime Commissioner is also responsible for commissioning local specialist services that meet the specific needs of the people of Surrey, including Domestic Abuse Outreach, refuges and Independent Sexual and Domestic Violence Advisors. It is from this pot of money that local organisations can apply for funding.

     

    How to apply

    We work closely with our partners within Surrey to co-commission services that meet the needs of residents and a proportion of our funding is set aside to support this process. However, we also operate an open grant process, whereby local organisations can apply for funding to support delivery of specialist victim services.

     

    There are two ways to apply:

     

    Small Grants Process: Organisations seeking funding of £5,000 or less can apply online. The small grants process is a streamlined version of the standard application procedure, intended to speed up the process. Small grant applications can be submitted at any point during the year, with decisions usually made within 14 days.

     

    The Victim Fund is not accepting Small Grant Applications. Please check back soon.

     

    Standard Application: Organisations seeking funding in excess of £5,000 will need to download, complete and return a standard application form. This will then be considered at the next formal Funding Panel (held quarterly).

     

    The Victim Fund is not accepting any further Standard Applications for 2017/18

     

     

    Criteria & documents

     

    Please download and read the Victim Fund Criteria before applying for funding. Applications that do not meet the criteria for funding will not be successful.

     
  • The Community Safety Fund (CSF) gives the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) the ability to commission services that improve community safety in our neighbourhoods, tackle drug use and crime, and reduce re-offending. With this fund, the PCC is able to have greater control over how he uses his resources to fund projects across the county, allowing local people to help keep our neighbourhoods safe.

     

    Whilst some of this money goes towards in-house projects, such as the Joint Enforcement Team, Cyber Crime prevention project, and our work around supporting victims, in 2016/17, the PCC has made over £700,000 available for organisations across the county to bid for.

     

    If you have a project that you think meets one of the PCC’s priorities, and you think it would benefit from support and funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, we’d like to hear from you.

     

     

    How to apply

    There are two ways to apply:

     

    Small Grants Process: Organisations seeking funding of £5,000 or less can apply online. The small grants process is a streamlined version of the standard application procedure, intended to speed up the process. Small grant applications can be submitted at any point during the year, with decisions usually made within 14 days.

     

    Click here to apply for a Small Grant online

     

    Standard Application: Organisations seeking funding in excess of £5,000 will need to download, complete and return a standard application form. This will then be considered at the next formal Funding Panel (held quarterly).

     

    The deadline for the next Funding Panel is mid-day on 20th March 2017.

     

    Click here to apply for a Standard Grant

      

    Criteria & documents

     

    Please download and read the Community Safety Fund Criteria before applying for funding. Applications that do not meet the criteria for funding will not be successful.