Suffolk Police & Crime Commissioner’s Themed Fund

Type Core costs & project costs
Status Open
Applications accepted from social enterprises? Yes
Maximum £20,000 but no grant will normally exceed 10% of an organisation’s total income
Deadlines 12th April 2018
Outcomes expected July


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.


This funding has clear themes which are linked to the Police and Crime Plan and support the reduction of crime and disorder and support victims of crime. All funding supported must show three clear measurable outcomes that address at least one of these themes. Each panel will feature a specific theme, which is not exclusive but will take priority.  Any applications outside of the current theme should be discussed with a Grants Officer prior to applying 01473 602602.


The dates given are the dates the independent panel will meet, closing dates will be approximately 6-8 weeks prior.


June 2018    –   Volunteering and Rural Communities (where the population is less than 10,000 IMD index, or an isolated community/ward where the Social Mobility Index is low)

Funding applications must look to support one of these key terms of reference: –

  • To support projects and initiatives that raise awareness and prevent crimes which only happen in rural communities.
  • To support volunteering projects that support crime prevention.
  • To share information to help prevent crimes.


September 2018    –   Substance Misuse

Funding applications must look to support one of these key terms of reference: –

  • To support projects that raise awareness of substance misuse and the consequences.
  • To help reduce substance and drug misuse.


It is recognised that VCS organisations play a significant role in reducing crime and disorder and supporting victims and therefore the fund is seeking strong applications from organisations that are providing support in partnership/collaboration where links can also be made with the key areas of focus in 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 reoffending – working with those who offend to reduce re-offending.
  • Reducing crime and anti-social behaviour – towards reducing anti-social behaviour.


Before applying, please refer to the full Police and Crime Plan for Suffolk 2017 – 2021 which details further information on these priority areas.


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 the current theme and would like to apply to the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner’s  Themed 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.

Importantly, please bear in mind that your proposal must be able to demonstrate that it is going to tackle issues around the key themes and at least one of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Objectives.

What we will not fund?

Please see our general exclusions here.


For further information, you can always speak to a Grants Officer on 01473 602602.

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