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Community Safety & Violence Reduction Unit Fund 2021-22

Community Safety VRN Fund 307x183APPLICATIONS CLOSED 11th JANUARY 2021 - A list of organisations who have received grants can be found HERE

Welcome to the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner's 2021-22 Community Safety and Violence Reduction Unit Fund.  

This Fund will provide grants to third sector community based organisations to enable local delivery against the Police and Crime Plan and the purpose and vision of the newly created Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU).

Whilst final budget decisions have yet to be made, the Commissioner (also Chair of the VRU) hopes to be able to provide grant funding 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 and the vision of the VRU via grants from this fund.  Details of these areas can be found in the Guidance Document which can be downloaded below.  Applications for funding to deliver activity in these areas will score more highly in the evaluation of the grant applications.

Applications are invited for up to a maximum of £25,000 and organisations may apply for one project only with successful projects delivering during some or all of the period 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022 only.

The deadline for receipt of electronic and hard copy applications is midday on Monday 11th January 2021.

However due to the current circumstances we will not be accepting any hand delivered 2021/22 Community Safety and Violence Reduction Unit funding applications. All applications should be emailed to If you are unable to email your application then as a last resort it should be posted to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner but will need to be with the office by the deadline of Midday Monday 11th January 2021.

If you would like to seek advice on whether your project idea might fit within the Commissioner’s priorities, or you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Claire Good on or call 0115 844 5998

Download Application Documents Below:

A video message from Paddy Tipping about applying for a grant can be found below: