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 empowering Gwent Police to tackle 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 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. They will take account of areas of deprivation, greatest need and demand on policing to encourage evidence based, targeted projects that complement and enhance the police’s work and achieve positive outcomes for children, young people and the community.
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.