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.
“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”
a) Safer Roads Fund (SRF) – Application deadline extended to 25th March 2019
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 £350,000 SRF is available 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. Please submit any queries and a completed application to email@example.com
b) 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 £30k fund is available to each local policing area (LPA) from the 1st November 2018 to the 31st March 2020 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
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 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 2018 to 31st March 2020. 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.