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PCC Grants scheme

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.

Open Grant Schemes

Safer Roads Fund (LPCAF)

“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

This fund is open from 1st November 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 and complete the application form.

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 submit an application form  and financial application sheet. Any enquiries pre-application stage can be made in writing 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 and complete the application form.

The following terms and conditions apply to all grant applications.

For details of previous closed grant rounds click here.

Grant Funded Projects

Details of our 2018/19 grants are detailed below:

Herefordshire

Shropshire

Telford and Wrekin

North Worcestershire

South Worcestershire

To find out more about our 2017/18 grants click here.

Grants issued prior to 2017/2018 can be found by clicking here.

Grants that specifically contribute towards reducing Business and Rural Crime are detailed here.

To read the Commissioning and Grants Strategy 2017/18, click here.

Commissioning

There are some projects and outcomes which will need to be commissioned over the coming years. These projects are normally those with larger budget allocations, often those which are tied up in multi-funding arrangements with partner agencies, and those projects which the PCC has a statutory responsibility to provide. Key projects which have been recently commissioned and some which will be commissioned in the future include:

  • Support for victims of crime
  • Independent Domestic Violence Advisors
  • Independent Sexual Violence Advisors
  • Support for victims of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
  • Drug Intervention Programmes

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