Apply for Funding

The Police & Crime Commissioner currently has two types of funding. The Safe Space Sussex Funding Network has been set up to assist the delivery of projects which support victims and witnesses 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.

Emergency Covid-19 funding

If you are an organisation who supports victims of domestic abuse or sexual violence in Sussex, you can apply for COVID-19 related emergency funding using this application form.

Funding is from 24th March 2020 to 31st October 2020 to meet the additional costs incurred, or will incur, whilst adapting services during the pandemic and/or to cope with demand increases resulting from it.

Please read the guidance to ensure that your funding application is suitable and appropriate. We are unable to provide funding to those that do not fit this criteria.

Applications must be returned to (cc in by 5pm on 5th June 2020 with the organisations financial accounts.

Applications sent without accounts will NOT be counted.

Decisions will be made week of 8th June 2020 and all successful applicants will need to electronically sign a Grant Agreement detailing the applicable terms and conditions and provide copies of the documents stated in the application form (tab 3).

If you have any queries, please contact or call 07710 120722 in the first instance.

Safe Space Sussex Funding Network

The Safe Space Sussex Funding Network has been specifically designed to ensure the services the Commissioner commissions for victims and witnesses of crime are the best they can be as promised in the Police & Crime Plan.

Providers who wish to apply for funding for victim/witness support services will need to sign up to the funding network which will act as an approved providers list.

How to sign up as an approved provider:

To sign up as an approved provider, providers must demonstrate certain levels of quality assurance (dependent on the upper-level of funding they will be looking to apply for) and confirm acceptance of the terms and conditions within the prospectus.

Signing up as an approved provider is a one-time process – should organisations wish to increase the upper-level of funding at a later date, an updated application to meet the QA will be required.

Once providers are signed up they will be able to bid into the competitive funding tranches when released.

For more information on the funding network and the terms and conditions applicable to providers who sign up, please read the Prospectus (Appendix A, Appendix B, Appendix C)

If you do wish to apply to the network please email


How to apply for funding:

The Safe Space Sussex Funding Network is currently closed to funding applications.

If you have any queries, please contact Micha at the email address above or on 01273 337036

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 fund is currently closed. Please check back here for announcements on when the next round of funding will open.

In the meantime, please read this guidance and criteria document which will help you to consider whether you should apply. Please refer closely to this document when completing your application form. We also recommend that you read the full list of terms and conditions.

Please contact the office on 01273 481561 or at if you have any queries about the Community Safety Fund.

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

To apply please complete this application form and email it to OR submit the e-form below. 

Your details
Your project
Max of 250 words - you will be asked to provide further details in the following questions

Assessment criteria one: Please demonstrate how the project and/or the outcomes will increase and/or promote community safety within the local community (35%)
Assessment criteria two: Please outline how the project and/or the outcomes will have a positive, lasting impact in the local community (15%)
Assessment criteria three: Please provide evidence that supports the need for the project in the local community (20%)
Assessment criteria four: Please outline how the project helps to prevent offending and reduce re-offending (20%)
Assessment criteria five: please provide a series of clear measures that will demonstrate positive impact and/or outcomes of the work (10%)
Project delivery
Please detail below how much funding you have sought from other sources and money already committed. Please provide, where possible, documentation confirming approval of this funding.
Supporting documents
Please provide below a breakdown of how you will spend any award from the Community Fund.
Safeguarding policies
Statement of applicant

Successful applications

Safe Space Sussex Funding Network:

A complete list of successful applications for 2018-2020 can be viewed here.

A complete list of successful applications for 2020-2021 can be viewed here: Successful Funding Applications for 2020-2021

Community Safety Fund:

A complete list of successful applications 2015-January 2017 can be viewed here, and a full list of successful applications 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 CouncilWest Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council.

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