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.
Search and Rescue
The PCC is committed to developing a partnership response with the relevant organisations to protect lives and saving those who may find themselves vulnerable or trapped in life threatening situations. This partnership will make improvements to the safety of everyone within West Mercia and protect those who are at risk.
- The PCC will commit £60,000 to fund three years of support for operational Search and Rescue team(s) in West Mercia.
- All applications must be submitted to the ‘[email protected]’ email address by 21st January 2022 along with all supporting paperwork.
- The funding will be available from 1 April 2022 until 31 March 2025.
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. A £20k fund is available to each local policing area (LPA) from the 1st April 2021 to the 31st March 2022 for localised road safety projects. To find out more please 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 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]
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 2021 to 31st March 2022. 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.