Apply for Funding

The Police & Crime Commissioner currently has two types of funding. The Victims' Services Fund has been set up to financially assist the delivery of projects which support victims of crime, while the Community Safety Fund assists community groups that help reduce or prevent crime in Sussex. To find out more please click on the funding type below. 

Victims' Services Fund 

 The Victims’ Services Fund has been specifically designed to support the delivery of the Victim Focus priority in the Police & Crime Plan.

The most recent funding tranche was designed to financially support (grant awards up to £20,000) the delivery of projects that supports vulnerable victims of crime, specifically; victims of hate crime, including but not limited to; race, religion, gender identity, sexuality, disability, age, and those that have been persistently targeted.

The Victims' Services Fund is currently closed. 


Community Safety Fund

The Police & Crime Commissioner has set aside some funding for local community groups that help reduce or prevent crime in Sussex. The Community Safety Fund has supported many such projects over the past few years, to the benefit of local people and neighbourhoods.  Community Safety Fund – providing financial support (grant awards up to £5,000) to local organisations and projects that aim to reduce crime and improve community safety.    Applications for the Community Safety Fund will be accepted three times a year.

How to apply

The window for receiving applications is now open and will close on Friday 9 February 2018.

This guidance and criteria document will help prospective applicants to consider whether they should apply to the Fund.

If you do decide to apply for funding, please download, complete and submit the application form to by Friday 9 February 2018.

Please contact Natacha Skelton on 01273 481991 if you have any queries about the Community Safety Fund.

All applicants are notified of the outcome of their application within 6 weeks of the deadline.

Successful Applications

A complete list of successful applications 2015-January 2017 can be viewed here, and successful applications so far in 2017-18 can be viewed here.

The short film below highlights some of the projects that are already being supported by the Police & Crime Commissioner. In addition, you can see some more videos of projects that were successful in securing funding here.

Further Information

If you have any questions about grant funding from the Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner please contact us.

Don’t forget, there may be other local grants that you can apply for. For more information,  please consult the external funding webpages at East Sussex County Council, West Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council.

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