Suffolk Police & Crime Commissioner’s Fund

Type Core costs & project costs
Status Closed
Applications accepted from social enterprises? Yes
Maximum £20,000 but no grant will normally exceed 10% of an organisation’s total income


Grants between £250 and £20,000 are available to support the work of voluntary and community groups, Charities, Social Enterprises and Community Interest Companies that are delivering services that help make Suffolk a safer place to live, work, travel and invest in.

Conditions of grant funding:

  • A grant would not normally exceed 10% of the organisation’s total income, however some exceptions may be allowed for start-up groups and grassroot organisations. Please call a Grants Officer before applying if your organisation falls outside of these criteria.
  • This fund replaces the Safer Suffolk Fund. If you have an active grant (received within the last year) you are not eligible to apply to this fund until that has expired and been successfully reported on.
  • Operational overheads can only be included where these form an integral part of the project delivery costs – reclaiming general, management and staffing overheads will not be accepted.

Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner’s Fund is particularly seeking applications which demonstrate:

  • Working in partnership/collaboration.
  • Working with hard to reach groups.
  • Filling gaps in services


Interventions for victims of crime that are free at point of delivery are more likely to be successful.

All successful applicants will be required to send in a press release prior to release of funding – this will be passed to the PCC’s office for comment and returned for distribution.


What sort of work will the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Fund (previously Safer Suffolk Fund) support?

Created by Suffolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, the fund is seeking to support organisations that can show clear measureable outcomes that are addressing the objectives in the Police and Crime Plan for Suffolk 2017 – 2021. Police and Crime Plan link

Grants between £250 and £20,000 should look to address at least one of the following key areas of focus from the Police and Crime Plan:

  • Vulnerable people – who are or could be a target for crime.
  • Victims of crime – helping people cope with the immediate impact of the crime and recover from the harm caused – especially where partnerships are formed to support victims.
  • Hidden Harm – supporting those who are or could become a target for crime, cyber-crime, human trafficking, child sexual abuse.
  • Substance misuse – working with those who have drug and alcohol issues.
  • Preventing re-offending – working with those who offend to reduce re-offending.
  • Reducing Crime and Anti-social behaviour – towards reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.

Whilst addressing at least on the above key issues, must also have three clear measurable outcomes (as a result of this funding XX will happen please use numbers or percentages to measure against, along with key baseline data)


A full end of grant monitoring report will be expected at the end of the intervention. This will need to include benchmarking of the beneficiaries at the beginning and end of the service, i.e. how were they referred to the service, what crimes had been committed etc.

If you are unsure about how to determine what the outcomes would be, please tell us about the inputs /outputs you will put in place, and the outcomes should come from these. As a general rule, think of the term “as a result of” when considering what the outcomes of the project will be.

Please note the outcomes need to be aligned to the Police and Crime Plan.

What next?

If you feel that your proposal matches these priorities and would like to apply to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Fund we would ask you in the first instance, to telephone the Grants Team on 01473 602602 to discuss your proposed application. If it is agreed that you meet the fund criteria, you will be encouraged to complete a grant application form.

What we will not fund?

Please see the Foundation’s general exclusions here and note that funding for support services around domestic and sexual abuse have been supported via a separate funding stream and are currently excluded.

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