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 (expected early 2022)

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 application will need to demonstrate that your project:

  • will contribute to the Policing and Crime Objective in the Police & Crime Plan 2017-21: “Work with local communities and partners to keep Sussex safe”. Priority will be given to projects which:
    • promote cohesion/reduce crime/improve community safety and create a positive and lasting impact on local communities, or
    • support our partners in preventing offending and reducing re-offending – particularly projects that help to reduce domestic abuse, serious sexual offences and violent crime (targeted diversionary activities), or
    • raise awareness and support services in tackling and preventing serious and organised crime and terrorism.
  • 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

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. The Fund will not support applications for Closed Circuit Television (CCTV).
  • 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)

How to apply

Read through the guidance, and complete the application form online (or download the application form (Word document) and email the completed form to

Deadlines for application

The fund is open for applications three times a year. The website says the next opening will be early 2022.

Contact details
01273 481561

Last updated: 21/10/21 RL

Would you like to make a donation?

We hope you find this page useful. Would you like to make a donation?

All Resource Centre information is available for free because we know small community groups have small budgets. However, we are a small charity, so if you are in a position to make a donation, it will help us to keep running this service into the future.