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Community Safety Fund 2018-2019


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Welcome to the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner's 2018/2019 Community Safety Fund.  The Fund provides grants to third sector community based organisations to enable local delivery against the Police and Crime Plan.  The new Police and Crime Plan 2018-2020 is currently under development and the strategic framework will be out for consultation in December.

Whilst final budget decisions have yet to be made, the Commissioner hopes to be able to provide grant funding at a similar level to previous years, which has been a total of around £250,000.  The funding is available to support third sector organisations (i.e. organisations that are not for profit and non governmental, for example registered charities and social enterprises) to assist the Commissioner to reduce crime and protect victims, witnesses and vulnerable people.

The Nottinghamshire Police & Crime Plan has a number of strategic themes and key activities.  The Commissioner has identified a number of areas where third sector organisations are well placed to help deliver the Plan.  These are listed below.  Applications for funding to deliver activity in these areas will score more highly in the evaluation of the grant applications.

Theme: Protecting People from Harm

  • Community led early help services and problem solving approaches for people suffering from mental ill health where there is clear evidence of either a link with offending, anti-social behaviour, substance misuse or risk of harm/victimisation. Projects will only be supported where they contribute directly to the outcomes of reducing offending, anti-social behaviour, victimisation or demand to the police.
  • Community projects working to address the complex needs of offenders who are at risk of street homelessness or street drinking. Any projects supported need to demonstrate evidence of financial support from other partners and the involvement of Nottinghamshire Police. Applications will not be supported that include requests to meet accommodation and food costs or that are considered to be the sole responsibility of the Local Authority.
  • Community led initiatives to prevent hate crime and raise public awareness.
  • Community led initiatives to help identify, tackle and reduce hidden harm, including human trafficking, and crimes impacting upon those least likely to report to the police – such as young people and Black, Asian and minority ethnic and new and emerging communities.

Theme: Helping and Supporting Victims

  • Programmes to raise awareness and keep people safe online, focusing on preventing child exploitation, bullying, sexting, technologically-assisted harmful sexual behaviour, fraud and other forms of cyber-crime.

Theme: Tackling Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour

  • Targeted programmes and activity to divert children and young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour. Priority consideration will be given to applications that seek to reduce and prevent weapon-enabled violence such as knife crime among young people.
  • Community led initiatives to reduce serious acquisitive crimes, such as vehicle crime and domestic burglary, including traditional evidence-led target hardening activity.
  • Community level problem-solving approaches to address the issues that impact upon and matter the most to local people, including rural crime, motorcycle nuisance and alcohol related anti-social behaviour.
  • Community led initiatives that promote community cohesion, strengthen sense of belonging within communities and empower local people to help achieve their ambitions.
  • Targeted education and awareness raising initiatives with young people, parents and the wider community with regard to substance misuse, including New Psychoactive Substances.

Theme: Transforming Services and Delivering Quality Policing

  • Community led initiatives working in partnership with Nottinghamshire Police to facilitate positive relationships between BME and/or new and emerging communities and Nottinghamshire Police.

Please note that the Commissioner already commissions, co-commissions or works closely with community safety partnerships to fund:

  • A range of specialist support services for domestic and sexual abuse in the city and county.
  • A victims’ service which includes restorative justice, called Nottinghamshire Victim CARE.
  • Initiatives in the areas of highest crime in the city and county.
  • Various substance misuse services.
  • Initiatives to reduce organised crime.

Applications were invited for up to a maximum of £25,000.  Organisations could apply for one project only.  Successful projects should deliver during some or all of the period 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019 only.  The deadline for receipt of applications was midday on Friday 19th Janaury 2018.

Nineteen organisations in Nottinghamshire (see below) have been informed that they will be receiving awards totalling around £270,000 from the Community Safety Fund.