Main Beneficiaries

Early Interventions, Supporting Victims and witnesses, Creating Public Confidence 

As part of his commitment to local communities, Matthew Ellis, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Staffordshire, is providing (through a bidding process) £300,000 for the current financial year in the form of the People Power Fund. In line with the priorities of the Commissioner’s Safer, Fairer, United Communities Strategy and the local Community Safety priorities, this money is available to improve community safety, reduce crime and disorder and increase public confidence.

With the support of the local Community Safety Partnership (CSP), community based organisations, either solely or in collaboration with others, can make an application for between £100 and £3000.

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Who can apply?

  • Community based organisations, either solely or in collaboration with others can make an application.
  • Locally driven community safety and reassurance activities.
  • Positive activities for young people with the aim of reducing anti-social behaviour (ASB) in a local community
  • Mentoring programmes for targeted groups in a community through to funding reassurance activities
  • Respect events in specific areas
  • Applicants must be able to demonstrate the project will support one of the four priority areas set out in the Safer, Fairer, United Communities Strategy; Early intervention, Supporting Victims and Witnesses, Managing Offenders and Public Confidence

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What types of activities will not be considered?

In contrast, the Commissioner has not supported the funding of:

  • A project which seeks financial support to provide community transport
  • A project which seeks funding to deliver a project offering community film nights.

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General Guidance

  • All applications must be supported by your local Neighbourhood Police Officer or Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) whose details you can find on the Staffordshire Police website www.staffordshire.police.uk. Although final approval of bids will be through the Commissioner, bids will first be considered by your local CSP as part of the Stage 1 Assessment.
  • Your application must include evidence how a project will support delivery of local/collaborative community safety priorities contained within the local Community Safety Plan (copy available from the Local Authority website).
  • You must include a breakdown of costs, a quotation where appropriate and an explanation of how these have been calculated in order to demonstrate value for money
  • You must include a crime report from your local police sponsor where the activity seeks to reduce issues of crime or antisocial behaviour

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How to Apply

Applications are not handled directly by the Staffordshire Community Foundation. All information, including details of how to apply, can be found on the  Police and Crime Commissioner website.