Community Action Grants Deadline Looms

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, Hardyal Dhindsa is inviting voluntary organisations and groups (which focus on community safety) to apply for his Community Action Grants.

Applicants can apply for a maximum of £25,000 from the Large Grant and up to £2,500 from the Small Grant.

Groups need to meet one of the following criteria:

  1. Working to keep the most vulnerable in our communities safe from crime and harm and supporting those who unfortunately find themselves a victim of crime
  2. Working to tackle the emerging threats of cyber and cyber enabled crime on individuals, businesses and communities
  3. Working to tackle the impact of drugs and alcohol on communities
  4. Supporting those with Mental Health issues, including those with learning difficulties, who come into contact with the Criminal Justice System, as victim or offender, to get the right support, from the right agencies at the right time
  5. Working with young people, including those who have been either victims of crime or offenders, to understand their needs and prevent them becoming involved in criminal activities
  6. Working with the Constabulary to develop the policing family to be more representative of the diverse communities it serves
  7. Working with the Constabulary and partners to maximise the opportunities from developments in technology

Both grants are now currently open however applications for the Large Grant closes on the 30th November 2018. The Small Grant round application is open until the 4th January 2019.

Large grants vary from £2,501 to £25,000 and are only allocated once per year. Small grants are up to a maximum of £2,500, and are allocated three times per year. All successful grants will run for a maximum 12-month period.

If you miss the deadline, your application will be considered in the next round of grants – Large Grants in November 2019, and Small Grants in March 2019.

Mr. Dhindsa said:

“Projects conceived and delivered at a grassroots level can make a huge difference to public safety, boost feelings of safety and reassurance and improve the quality of life overall. My grants scheme will enable community groups to achieve this by taking control of specific community problems and developing bespoke solutions that will improve life for everyone, both now and in the long-term.”

To apply for the grants, you can phone the Grants Officer on 0300 122 6006, or download the application forms here:
Small Grant
Large Grant

Further guidance documents can be found HERE.

Clare Washbrook

Professional editor, journalist, writer. Lived in Belper for nearly 2 decades BA(Hons) English/Theatre, Post-grads in Journalism, Ethics and Law. First an editor in chief in 1995. Community affiliations: Poppy Installations for WWI Centenary, Belper Goes Green, formerly Amber Valley Solidarity for Refugees. No political party memberships.

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