What is the PCC Police Community Fund?
This Fund aims to enable children and young people in Gwent to be safe, healthy and happy, building a better future for themselves and their community by tackling community based issues in a lasting and impactful way.
Building a positive relationship between children and young people and the police, based on mutual respect, is essential. Through focusing on early intervention and prevention the Fund will support children and young people who are vulnerable or at-risk to move forward with their lives and realise their full potential, establishing resilient, safer and more inclusive communities.
Neighbourhood Policing Teams are well placed to know the needs of the local community so are fundamental in working with local organisations to support and help solve identified issues. Local Inspectors, together with Gwent Police representatives, will facilitate and enable the generation of project ideas from within their respective communities that target children and young people who are at risk of entering, or are already in the criminal justice system, or have been victims of crime.
Who can apply?
The Fund will support not-for-profit organisations seeking to deliver projects and services working with children, young people or vulnerable adults under the age of 25 who live in the Gwent Police Force area. The Fund will focus on projects supporting children and young people who
- may be in danger of entering the criminal justice system, or
- have become victims of crime.
Bids are encouraged for sums of between £10,000 and £50,000 and funding is available for up to three years.
Full details of the priorities and criteria of the fund, including who is eligible to apply and for what type of projects and costs, can be found here.
How are applications made?
The process which follows submission of a PQQ is detailed below:
For the financial year 2020/21 the PCC Police Community Fund allocation of £300,000 was awarded in full following the 14th February 2020 Panel which considered a large number of applications for grants to be issued from 1st April 2020 onwards.
All applicants will be notified of the final decisions by late February / early March. This means that the Funding Panel scheduled for 11th September 2020 has been cancelled, due to the full allocation of funding for the year being awarded.
Applicants are, however, able to submit Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (PQQs) for consideration in due course for the 2021/22 financial year.
Deadlines and key dates are outlined below:
PQQs to be submitted to PCCPoliceCommunityFund@gwent.pnn.police.ukby 2nd October 2020.
Full applications to be submitted to PCCPoliceCommunityFund@gwent.pnn.police.uk by 4th December 2020.
The PCC Police Community Fund Review Panel is currently scheduled for 4th February 2021.
The PCC Decision Panel is currently scheduled for 12th February 2021.
Final decisions will be notified to applicants late February / early March 2021.