Office of Police & Crime Commissioner and High Sheriff Awards

Office of Police & Crime Commissioner and High Sheriff Awards programme are particularly keen to support projects which seek to bring communities together to tackle local issues improving trust and understanding and welcomes projects which offer a new or innovative approach.  

Criteria - applications are expected to focus on one or more of the following areas:

  • Anti-social behaviour
  • Crime in local neighbourhoods
  • Drug and alcohol related crime
  • Reducing re-offending
  • Violence against women and girls
  • Youth crime

Grants up to £3,000 for one year only

Who can apply? - registered or non-registered charities and community groups operating within Swindon and/or Wiltshire who have the following:

  • a bank account with at least two unrelated signatories
  • an independent management group based in Swindon or Wiltshire
  • a constitution
  • less than 12 months running costs in unrestricted reserves
  • an Equal Opportunities Statement
  • if relevant, a Child Protection Policy (under 18 years) or Vulnerable People Policy (over 18 years) and procedures

Social enterprises (including Community Interest Companies) can apply providing they:

  • have a social purpose and are owned and run by their communities
  • are limited by guarantee
  • have at least three unconnected Directors, the majority of whom are not paid
  • have an asset lock clause that ensures funds and assets are transferred to a body with charitable objects on closure of the CIC
  • have a system to ensure decisions on Directors’ remuneration are not taken by those Directors receiving remuneration

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Closed - grant decisions will be made in September 2018. Applications will open again January 2019. 

Download the guidance notes for applications here: Office Police & Crime Commissioner guidelines      High Sheriff guidelines

If you have any queries please contact us on 01380 729284 or email applications@wiltshirecf.org.uk