Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Community Safety Fund

Grants available for: Local community groups that help reduce or prevent crime in Sussex
Size of grants given:  up to £5,000
Next deadline: to be announced

Aims of Fund

The aim of the fund is to support community projects in Sussex which will increase and/or promote community safety within the local community.

Who can apply

You can apply if you are a local, not-for-profit community organisation, based in Sussex.

How much and what can you apply for

The maximum you can apply for is £5,000.

Priority will be given to projects/organisations that have not been funded by the PCC before, and those which have match-funding from other sources, so that the initiative is not solely dependent on the Community Safety Fund.

Your project needs to link to at least one of the following priorities from the Sussex Police and Crime Plan 2021-24:

  • Strengthen local policing, tackle and prevent harm.
  • Relentless disruption of serious and organised crime
  • Support victims and safeguard the vulnerable

Your application will also need to demonstrate that your project:

  • will have a positive and lasting impact in the local community
  • is based on strong evidence to support the need for the project in the local community
  • helps to prevent offending and reduce re-offending
  • demonstrates clear measures to demonstrate impact and/or outcomes of the work
  • works in partnership with other organisations and links with the local Community Safety partnership

They will not fund projects which:

  • support general youth provision and/or social activities with no clear link to the Policing and Crime Objective and its underpinning aims
  • require ongoing funding (such as permanent salary costs) and none has been identified
  • are a statutory duty of others, such as street lighting, road repair or traffic calming measures
  • require funding for the day-to-day running costs of organisations (such as utility bills, council tax, rent, insurance)
  • are of a specific political or religious nature or require participants of the project to hold a certain political or religious view
  • seek funding for routine repairs and general maintenance
  • are for individual Speed Watch initiatives (requests for speed detection devices should be directed to Stephen O’Connell, Community Speed Watch Chief Training Officer at Sussex Police)

For further details, read through the full guidance.

How to apply

Complete the application form and email the completed form to

Deadlines for application

Next deadline: to be announced

The fund opens three times a year for applications. Last round was in Febuary 2022.

Contact details
01273 481561

Last updated: 26/4/22 RL

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