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Community Safety Fund

** Applications to this fund for 2016/17 have now closed**

Fund Purpose

The purpose of the Community Safety Fund is to facilitate new initiatives to tackle some deep rooted community safety problems or to create additional capacity to enhance existing partnership working arrangements that are already proven to have a positive impact on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour and hence delivering safer communities.

Community Safety Fund Criteria

The Community Safety Fund applications will be assessed against various criteria determined by the Police and Crime Commissioner. The individual criterion will be evident from the questions on the application form but in particular it will be expected that any applications have a collaborative aspect attached to it and also have a solid preventative/early intervention element that will potentially reduce demand on statutory services such as the police in the long term.

How to Apply

Applications for grant funding are invited from our criminal justice and community safety partners. This will include organisations such as Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs), Youth Offending Teams (YOTs), Humberside Criminal Justice Board (HCJB), Health and Wellbeing partners and Local Safeguarding Boards. In addition it will include some larger national charities who may have particular innovative ideas about how to deliver safer communities across the Humber region. Applications should be submitted to my office where they will be considered against the fund criteria. Potential recipients may be contacted to discuss their proposal further. Applications will be considered twice throughout 2016/17 depending upon the availability of funding and this is outlined below and in Section D of the application form itself. A Community Safety Fund application form is available below.

Assessment Process

All completed applications will be considered in the first instance by the Commissioners Assessment Panel.  This Panel comprises senior members of my Office as well as a senior police representative. Assessment of applications will be against set criteria, all of which correspond to questions on the application form. Any applications meeting the required standard are then recommended by the Assessment Panel to the Police and Crime Commissioner for a final decision. The Police and Crime Commissioner’s decision is final and there is no appeals process.Successful bids will be duly processed and subsequent grants awarded subject to acceptance of terms and conditions to ensure that both parties understand the agreed outcomes. Grant recipients will be required to provide evidence of spend along with level of success around the impact and outcomes that the funding will help to achieve. Funding awarded through this process does not represent a commitment to renew or continue financial support either through repeat grant funding or through a formal commissioning process. Applicants are therefore asked to consider the sustainability of services very carefully, beyond the grant funding stage.

Keith Hunter

Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside

Key Dates 

The table below identifies the anticipated application timeframes:

 Date completed applications to be received by the OPCC   Applications to be considered by Assessment Panel

  Date recommended Panel applicationsto be considered by the PCC and final decision made

 Friday 29th July 2016  Mid August 2016  End August 2016
 Friday 30th September 2016  Mid October 2016  End October 2016

Submitting an application

Completed applications should be returned for the attention of Joanne Nicholls at:


Postal applications to: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, The Lawns, Harland Way, Cottingham, East Yorkshire, HU16 5SN Tel: 01482 578252 

Links to Documents

Application Form*

  * This form is in Microsoft Word format to enable you to complete, save and email back. If you require an application form in a different format please telephone the number above. NB - You will need to save this document to your computer before you start working on it.

For info - How we assess your application


Community Safety Fund Awards to date in 2016/17
Amount of Grant
 Purpose of Grant Funding Year
 Communities Together  NELC  £35,000  Community Solutions  16/17
 East Riding of Yorkshire CSP  ERYC  £13,000  Neighbourhood Watch  16/17
 East Riding of Yorkshire CSP  ERYC  £100,000  Fairway Process  16/17
 Hull City Council  HCC  £28,272  CCTV Enhancement - Pearson Park  16/17
 North Lincolnshire CSP  NLC  £2,495  Safer Neighbourhoods Calendars  16/17
 North Lincolnshire CSP  NLC  £540 Safer Neighbourhoods - CGL Radio  Bid  16/17
 North Lincolnshire CSP  NLC  £2,814  Safer Neighbourhoods - Nightsafe

 and Safe Haven
 North Lincolnshire CSP  NLC  £2,245 Safer Neighbourhoods - Car Crime Pack  16/17
Grimsby Town Sports & Education  Trust  NELC  £18,170  Sports & Education Programmes  16/17
  Total to  date:   £202,536    

*Local Authority Areas

ERYC - East Riding of Yorkshire Council
HCC - Hull City Council
NELC - North East Lincolnshire Council
NLC - North Lincolnshire Council
Humberwide - Service delivered across Humberside Police force area



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