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Police & Crime Commissioner’s Property Fund

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PROPERTY FUND IS NOW OPEN TO APPLICATIONS 

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 aim of the fund is to enable local organisations and community groups to access up to the value of £2,500. These grants must link in with one or more of the objectives in the Police and Crime Plan and aim to reduce crime and disorder.

The Commissioner considers all applications on a quarterly basis.  The fund is now OPEN to applications and will close for applications on 10 September 2021 at 5pm. The Property Fund Decision Panel will meet in September to award funding.

Each funding round involves a grant application form.  Applicants must meet the following:

  • Your community group/organisation must be based and operate solely within Cumbria. We will consider national charities if you can demonstrate your work in our region.
  • Your application must be for a specific project, not a contribution to a general fund or running cost.
  • You must not have received a Property Fund grant from us within the last 12 months.
  • You must promote equality of opportunity and good relations within the community and make reasonable adjustments to any barriers that may prevent protected groups from using and/or accessing your services.
  • Your community group/organisation must have a bank account as we will only pay the funding via BACS. Payment information must be included on the application form.

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

Application Process: 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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