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PCC Grants scheme – Current schemes

The West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner’s grants scheme was first introduced in 2013 and since then has served to support West Mercia’s communities. The open schemes are detailed below.

Safer Roads Fund (SRF)

I am committed to improving road safety, which is why I am pleased to be opening the new ‘Safer Roads’ fund to address this very important issue. Too many people are dying or being seriously injured on our roads, so it is right that we look for more ways to prevent this together’.

The Safer Roads Fund (SRF) is for innovative proposals outside of existing statutory remits, whether through education, engineering or enforcement. The aim is to reduce the harm and heartache caused by a road traffic collision by preventing incidents and the resultant casualties. The £280,000 SRF is available (from 1 November 2020 until 31 March 2021) to the public and third sector in West Mercia. Private Commercial Enterprise, Community Interest Companies and not for profit businesses will be considered for funding providing that it can be demonstrated that the project is a charitable activity, has public benefit and is consistent with the PCC’s grant scheme terms and conditions. This fund will only be applicable to grants over £5K. Applications for £5k and under will be considered through the LPCAF – SRF (below).  To make an application, please read the policy and procedure, application guidance and then complete the application form and grant budget document. If you require the application form in Word format please email grants@westmercia.pnn.police.uk.

Please submit any queries and a completed application to grants@westmercia.pnn.police.uk.

The Closing date for applications is 30th September 2020.

COVID-19 funding for domestic abuse and sexual violence support services

On 2nd May 2020 the Government announced a national package of £76m extra funding to support victims and survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, vulnerable children and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. £20m will be administered by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) through Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales.

£434,000 was allocated to West Mercia, and organisations who met the criteria, as set out in Government guidance, were invited to bid for funding.

A total of £341,363 was awarded, by the MOJ, to fund nominated projects from 24 March 2020 until 31 October 2020.  Split by £105,777 for services supporting victims of sexual violence and £95,782 for services supporting victims of domestic abuse.

Funding Awarded
Longlands Care Farm CIC £4,000
Willowdene Rehabilitation Ltd £16,717
Purple Bamboo CIC £6,000
Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse £1,232
Holly Project (YMCA Wellington) £10,088
West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre £82,010
NewStart Networks CIC £3,199
Sandycroft £28,074
Worcestershire Community Trust (DAWN) £15,340
Victim Support £35,983
Shropshire Domestic Abuse Service (Connexus) £47,621
Axis Counselling £23,767
Cranstoun (Drive) £6,986
West Mercia Women’s Aid £60,777
Total £341,363

The funding will be used to meet the additional costs registered charities or social enterprises have incurred or will incur whilst adapting their services during the Covid-19 pandemic, and to cope with demand increases resulting from it, during this time period.

Road Safety

“I am committed to improving road safety, which is why I am pleased to be opening the new ‘Safer Roads’ fund to address this very important issue. Too many people are dying or being seriously injured on our roads, so it is right that we look for more ways to prevent this together. Whilst I acknowledge the extensive work West Mercia Police do around enforcement and raising awareness to change driver attitude, road safety will continue to be a high priority for me and I will continue to ensure there are ways for everyone to work together to keep road users safe.”  PCC John Campion”

Safer Roads Fund (SRF – LPCAF)

The PCC wants to ensure that local Community Ambassadors (CA) and Local Policing Commanders have access to resources to support local road safety initiatives contributing towards the delivery of the Safer West Mercia Plan. A £20k fund is available to each local policing area (LPA) from the 1st April 2020 to the 31st March 2021 for localised road safety  projects. To find out more please contact your local ambassador or read the policy and procedure and complete the application form.

For a summary of the existing provision delivered by public sector, click here

Acquisitive Crime

We Don’t Buy Crime – Leading from the Front

“As part of my commitment to building a safer West Mercia, I would like to work with councillor’s across the four local authorities to help prevent burglary. ” PCC John Campion

The ‘We Don’t Buy Crime’ project  has been designed to reduce acquisitive crime. Crime deterrent ‘Smartwater’ is part of this offer.  The PCC is committed to providing the following:

  • 25 % of the total cost of the required Smartwater kits for the chosen area
  • A reduced rate for purchasing the property marking kits
  • 100% of the signage cost
  • A dedicated PCC post to co-ordinate the project and be the first point of contact
  • Police volunteer support (when necessary)

If you are a councillor and are seeking a further opportunity to build partnerships with community groups, parish councils and engage with residents in your constituency, please read the project brief, policy and procedure and WDBC terms and conditions. For an application please submit the appropriate form and financial application sheet. Any enquiries/bid submissions  can be made to Grants@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Local Policing and Community Ambassadors Fund (LPCAF)

” I want to ensure that local community ambassadors and divisional commanders have access to resources to support initiatives contributing towards the delivery of my Safer West Mercia Plan.”  PCC John Campion

This fund is open from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021. The Community Ambassadors and Local Superintendents have a small amount of grant funding for community projects. To find out more please contact your local ambassador or read the policy and procedure, terms and conditions and complete the application form.

The following terms and conditions apply to all grant applications if a specific document is not provided in the application packages above.

For details of previous closed grant rounds click here.

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