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 Safer in Sussex Community Fund (SiSCF) assists community groups that help reduce or prevent crime in Sussex.
Find out more by clicking on a funding type below
Safer in Sussex Community Fund
The Police & Crime Commissioner has set aside some funding for local community groups that help reduce or prevent crime in Sussex. The Safer in Sussex Community Fund (SiSCF) has supported many such projects over the past few years, to the benefit of local people and neighbourhoods. The fund provides financial support (grant awards up to £5,000) to local organisations and projects that aim to reduce crime and improve community safety. Applications for SiSCF will be accepted three times a year.
How to apply
The fund is now closed until 5th September 2022.
Before applying please read the guidance criteria carefully to see whether the fund is right for you. Once you are ready please complete the application form and forward it to PCC.Funding@sussex-pcc.gov.uk. If you have any questions please contact PCC.Funding@sussex-pcc.gov.uk.
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 and confirm acceptance of the terms and conditions within the prospectus.
Signing up as an approved provider is a one-time process – although regular updates are requested to ensure continued compliance with the conditions for membership.
Once providers are signed up they will be able to bid into competitive funding tranches when released.
If you do wish to apply to the network please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply for funding:
The Safe Space Sussex Funding Network is closed to funding applications.
If you have any queries ahead of the next round opening please email to Kay Birch at email@example.com.
MoJ funding for domestic abuse and sexual violence support
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) are making additional funds available for domestic abuse and sexual violence services, this year, any funding awarded is likely to run until March 2025 subject to continued need and satisfactory performance.
The Funding will be in 2 parts:
- additional Independent Domestic Violence Advocates (IDVAs) and Independent Sexual Violence Advocates (ISVAs) (on top of posts funded through the existing expression of interest exercise.
- other support services that meet an identified need – this can include counselling and other therapeutic services
Services wanting to be included in the Sussex bid should submit their application form to to commissioning@firstname.lastname@example.org by NOON on 28th April 2022.
Those who aren't already members will need to join the Safe Space Funding Network in order to submit an application form - you can view details on this in the tab above.
Safe Space Sussex Funding Network:
A complete list of successful applications for 2020-2021 can be viewed here: Successful Funding Applications for 2020-2021
List of successful applications for 2021-2022 can be viewed here: Successful Funding Applications for 2021-2022.
Safer in Sussex Community Fund:
You can details of successful applications below:
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.
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.