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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.

MOJ Funding

Fund 1 – ISVA/IDVA posts – £3.75m available per year

The  Ministry of Justice have already provided £27m in 2021/22 via PCC’s, to recruit and retain 700 ISVA and IDVA posts. It was initially confirmed this funding would extend to 2022/23; as part of the multi-year funding update, this original funding has now been extended to the end of 2024/25. Please note – the extension of the existing ISVA and IDVA funding commitment will align to the timescales in place for existing contracts. For those service providers concerned, we can have separate conversations if you wish.

To meet the target of 1000 ISVA/IDVA posts by the 2024/25 financial year, MOJ have committed to recruiting an additional 300 posts by 2024/25, with at least 100 of these posts in place during 22/23 and are making available an additional £3.75m p.a to fund these posts.

MOJ are keen to get the recruitment model right for these 100 posts and ensure funding also reaches ‘By and For’ organisations to meet the needs of victims with protected characteristics. Therefore, it is important that thorough consideration is given to this element of recruitment.

Bids are being invited from service providers/organisations for funding up to 31st March 2025. To apply for Fund 1, please see “How to Apply” section below.

Fund 2 – DA and SV services – £15.7m available

In addition to the £3.75m above, MOJ are also making available a further £15.7m for 22/23 for those organisations who deliver support services for victims and survivors of domestic or sexual abuse.

The guidance document will provide further detail and also some questions in relation to both of these funding opportunities, including eligibility criteria.

How to Apply

If you are interested in submitting a bid, please read the guidance document and complete the needs assessment template, returning to the PCC, [email protected] by 5pm on Friday 29th April. We appreciate this is short notice, but we are bound by MOJ deadlines which they have said cannot be moved.

If you have any questions, please do let us know by emailing [email protected].

Please also share this email with any organisations you know of who may be interested in submitting a bid. 

Road Safety

I am committed to improving road safety as 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.

Commissioner’s Community Fund (CCF) Road Safety

The PCC wants to ensure that Local Policing Commanders have access to resources to support local road safety initiatives contributing towards the delivery of the Safer West Mercia Plan. Funding is available to each local policing area (LPA) from the 1st April 2022 to the 31st March 2023 for localised road safety  projects. To find out more please read the policy and procedure and complete the application form.

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 briefpolicy and procedure and WDBC terms and conditions. For an application form please contact: [email protected]

Commissioner’s Community Fund (CCF)

I want to ensure that divisional commanders have access to resources to support initiatives contributing towards the delivery of my Safer West Mercia Plan.

This fund is open from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023. 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 procedureterms 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.View Previous Grant Schemes