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The Police Property Act Fund - Open for Applications!

The application process fro funding from The Police Property Act Fund opened on the 31st August - the closing date is 9am on Thursday 22nd September.

The category of who can bid, is quite wide and includes – any Voluntary / Community Groups – The Lions / The Prince Phillip Trust / Parish Councils - if they are a charity, - Schools - to run ‘youth diversion schemes’, such as the acting groups who produce plays about domestic violence / bullying / sexting / external drugs presentations etc. – Residents Associations, Local Community Groups which should include residents Associations / NHW Schemes / scout / cub / beaver groups / girl guides, cadets etc. etc. – you name it !

If you are not sure if you are eligible – give them a ring - 01865 846780.

If you are part of a Voluntary / community group that fits the criteria, fill out the online application form – you never know – you may get some money – someone has to get it - and - if you don’t apply.....you certainly won’t get any !!! Bids can range from £500 - £25,000 !!!

At the Link below, you can see on the PCCs website, how much was given out last December - and to whom !

APPLICATION GUIDANCE NOTES

About the Fund:
The Police Property Act Fund, is created from the proceeds of sale of goods recovered by the police that cannot be returned to their original owner. In accordance with the Police Property Act Regulations (1997), all awards from the fund must be for charitable purposes.

Applications will be considered jointly, by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and the Chief Constable. Applications are invited from local voluntary and community groups which are working to improve the lives of people in the Thames Valley Police (TVP) area.

Applicants must demonstrate that their project or activity contributes to meeting the PCC's objectives of reducing crime or police workload with a particular emphasis on cutting crimes that are of most concern to the public (e.g. preventing young people entering the criminal justice system and reducing re-offending, and the prevention of cybercrime.

Criteria for Funding:

Who can apply?
Please check that you meet the following criteria before making an application. Your organisation should be:

  • Working in the Thames Valley Police Force area;
  • Able to demonstrate that the application supports the PCC’s objectives of Reducing Crime and/or Police Workload, or the Prevention of Cybercrime’ and
  • Is a policing and/or community safety related charity or community group.

What we won't fund:

  • Political activities.
  • National medical research and equipment.

How to Apply
Please complete the on-line application form on the PCC’s website: https://www.thamesvalley-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/police-property-act-fund/

If you require any assistance in completing this form, please contact Ian Thompson on 01865 846786. Closing date: 9am on 22nd September 2016.