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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.

Road Safety

The PCC is committed to improving road safety as too many people are dying or being seriously injured on our roads. Whilst the PCC acknowledges 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.

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 2023 to the 31st March 2024 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 the PCC’s commitment to build a safer West Mercia the commissioner works with councillors across the four local authorities to help prevent burglary.

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)

The PCC wants to ensure that divisional commanders have access to resources to support initiatives contributing towards the delivery of the Safer West Mercia Plan.

This fund is open from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024. Local Superintendents have a small amount of grant funding for community projects. To find out more please read the policy and procedure, 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.