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.
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 was administered by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) through Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales. West Mercia was awarded funding and organisations who met the criteria, as set out in Government guidance, were invited to bid for funding.
A total of £521,909 was awarded, by the MOJ, to fund the nominated projects below from 24 March 2020 until 31 March 2021 as follows:
|Scheme||Funding phase 1||Funding phase 2|
|Longlands Care Farm CIC||£4,000||£4,520|
|Willowdene Rehabilitation Ltd||£16,717|
|Purple Bamboo CIC||£6,000||£7,350|
|Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse||£1,232|
|Holly Project (YMCA Wellington)||£10,088||£13,950|
|West Mercia Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre||£82,010||£34,600|
|NewStart Networks CIC||£3,199|
|Worcestershire Community Trust (DAWN)||£15,340|
|Shropshire Domestic Abuse Service (Connexus)||£47,621|
|West Mercia Women’s Aid||£60,777||£81,618|
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.
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 Police and Crime Commissioner ensures that 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. policy and procedure and complete the application form.*N.B. Due to the Police and Crime Commissioner elections we are unable to accept grant applications until mid-May 2020. Please check the website for updates.
For a summary of the existing provision delivered by public sector,click here
We Don’t Buy CrimeThe ‘We Don’t Buy Crime’ project has been designed to reduce acquisitive crime. Crime deterrent ‘Smartwater’ is part of this offer.
- 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 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 [email protected]