The Making Northamptonshire Safer Communities Fund will offer grants from £3000 up to £10,000 to support the Police and Crime Plan objectives which consist of the following:
- Keeping the young safe: Child sexual abuse/exploitation; Early years intervention under 10; Preventing offending/reoffending; Online safety
- Putting Victims first: Supporting victims and witnesses to cope, recover and thrive including victims of: Domestic abuse; Sexual Violence; Modern day slavery and human trafficking
- Protecting people from harm: Preventing domestic abuse; Preventing sexual violence; Initiatives to support, tackle and prevent causes of crime - Drug and alcohol abuse and mental health; Preventing burglary; Preventing national/international threats; Initiatives to tackle cyber-enabled crime e.g. fraud, theft etc
- Community Partnerships: Increasing visibility of 'community guardians' e.g. Increasing visibility of volunteers who actively take a role to make Northamptonshire Safer; Improving road safety; Preventing and tackling Anti-Social behaviour and Hate Crime
The fund gives priority and focus to fund not for profit organisations working to prevent crime and promote safer communities here in Northamptonshire. The Fund will not support individuals.
Example projects may include:
Community safety initiatives
Victim support services
Family support schemes
Cycling safety projects
Neighbourhood Watch programmes
Human rights and equality initiatives
Am I eligible?
Your group must be a small, locally managed, voluntary, community or self-help group
You must have people volunteering to help with your activity, who are not part of your management committee
You must have a set of written rules or constitution that your group adheres to. We can help advise you on how to do this especially if you are a new group
You must have a child protection policy or vulnerable adults policy in place if working directly with children or vulnerable adults
The programme will not fund the following:
- Profit making organisations
- Capital or refurbishment projects
New round opens on 1 September for expressions of interest (see below)
Next closing date: TBC
Due to the demand and popularity of the fund, we invite you to submit an expression of interest in the first instance to Rachel McGrath. The PCC will decide whether they would consider a full application based on their four outcomes. You will be notified via email if you have been invited to submit a full application with an online link to apply.
Please read the guidance notes before applying.
Northamptonshire Community Foundation can provide advice and guidance during the application process as well as viewing draft applications prior to submission. Email Rachel McGrath for more information or call the grants team on 01604 230033.