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Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund

The Police and Crime Commissioner has power to distribute funds accumulated in the Police Property Fund as a result of the disposal of property coming into the possession of the police by the Police (Property) Act 1897 and The Powers of Criminal Courts Act 1973.

The Commissioner considers all applications on a quarterly basis.  The fund is now open to applications and will close for applications on 30th November 2020. The Property Fund Decision Panel will meet in December 2020 to award funding.

December Focus: ‘Road Safety’:

The Commissioner would be keen to support projects and applications for funding designed to reduce the risk of death and injury on Cumbria’s roads.

For Example

Projects aimed at raising awareness of road safety:

  • Practical pedestrian training for young children focusing on ‘Be Safe Be Seen’
  • Local Road Safety Campaigns

Support interventions and re-education to target vulnerable drivers, these could include:

  • Pre-driver safety training with year 12 and 13
  • Young driver and rider schemes for 17 to 24 year olds
  • Other road users

Working to prevent road traffic collisions in areas of ‘perceived need’ as well as ‘evidenced need’: 

  • Projects that work with police to identify areas where dangerous driving and road safety is a reoccurring issue

Ensure victims and families have access to the support they need to cope and recover:

  • Support and counselling for victims and families of serious road traffic incidents

The PCC is seeking to achieve one or more of the following outcomes

  • Reduction in fatalities and casualties
  • Reduction in the number of collisions
  • Reduction in traffic offences and road crimes
  • Increased awareness of road safety that will inform positive decisions and considerations for other road users and young pedestrians
  • Projects aimed at keeping road users, children and young people safe

Please note that the Commissioner would also welcome applications not linked to the December Focus of ‘Road Safety’.  All applications that meet the Property Fund criteria will be considered by the Property Fund Decision Panel in December 2020. 

To download a copy of the guidance notes, please click here.

To download a copy of the evaluation report template, please click here. 

To view the Police & Crime Plan please click below.

Police & Crime Plan

Anyone who is interested in applying for funding, or feel they are part of an organisation who may benefit from an award under this scheme by the Commissioner, should contact either a member of their local Community Policing Team, a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) or a member of Police staff for an application form. The application is then submitted to the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner and will then be passed for consideration by the Police & Crime Commissioner.

Please note the Property Fund will not support:

  • Commercially run activities
  • Speed Laser Devices and Speed Activation Devices
  • Projects run for the sole benefit of one individual
  • Politically based activities
  • Events or activities for which the principle aim is to fundraise for other organisations
  • Marketing costs for existing or planned activities
  • The development or refurbishment of buildings
  • Activities which form a statutory function of an applicant
  • CCTV

Privacy Notice and Consent:

The information you submit on the application will be held by the Cumbria Office of Police and Crime Commissioner and will contribute directly to the decision that is made regarding allocations of funding and for our own research purposes. In addition your application form may be shared with third parties and partner agencies who may be involved in the decision making process. We may be required to disclose information outside of the Cumbria Office of Police and Crime Commissioner to help prevent fraud, or if required by law.

Full grant applications will be retained for a maximum of 6 years (plus current year). Information will be retained on a database at the Cumbria Office of Police and Crime Commissioner for statistical and monitoring purposes.

If your application is successful, details of grants will be published on the Cumbria Office of Police and Crime Commissioner website. No personal information will be published

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