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Commissioning Services and Grants

Commissioner’s Community Fund 2017-18

Groups supporting their neighbourhoods and communities are asked to apply for money from the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund.

Launched by Dame Vera Baird, the 2017/18 the fund is available to groups for activities or projects supporting key priorities in the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan which are:

Reducing anti-social behaviour

Promoting crime prevention

Building community confidence

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to charities, voluntary groups, community groups and social enterprises throughout Sunderland, South Tyneside, Gateshead, North Tyneside, Newcastle or Northumberland.

To apply for the grant groups should submit an application form saying what they want to achieve from the project and how it specifically supports the priorities within the Police and Crime Plan.

Information in relation to the fund can be obtained by clicking on the links below:

Application Form

Guidance Document

Terms and Conditions

Please note that completed applications should be received by no later than Sunday 30th April 2017 and sent by email to

Supporting Victims Fund 2017-18

The Supporting Victims Fund 2017-18 is now closed and an overview of grants awarded will appear here soon. 

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria is launching the third year of the ‘Supporting Victims Fund’ providing support to strengthen and enhance victim services across Northumbria.   The aim of the fund is to build capacity and maximise the potential of organisations to help ensure the improved provision of vital services to support victims of crime and help them cope and recover from the impact.

Victims of crime can be of any age, gender, race or sexual orientation and can be vulnerable due to these characteristics or other factors such as a disability, their mental health, religion/belief or the type and nature of the crime committed.  In Northumbria we are striving to ensure that victims with the greatest need have access to support that is tailored to meet their needs and help them to best cope and recover.  We want to ensure that victims of crime feel confident to seek help when they need it and when they do, the right type of support is available to them.

The fund is managed by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria and is in place to support work across the Northumbria area, including the local authority areas of Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland.

Organisations can apply for funding individually or in partnership with other organisations.  Where partnership applications are submitted a clear lead applicant will be needed.  The fund is open to a wide range of voluntary and community sector organisations, local partnerships, youth offending teams and charitable organisations.

Victims First has been established in Northumbria to deliver a coordinated approach to victim care and the PCC Supporting Victims Fund has been established to enhance and strengthen our overall offer to victims in Northumbria.


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