Funding available for community safety projects

Police & Crime Commissioner  Katy Bourne is inviting organisations across Sussex to bid for funding of up to £5,000 to help keep Sussex safe.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for groups that provide a positive and lasting impact on the local community in Sussex.

“Since launching the Safer in Sussex funding scheme in December 2013 I have allocated nearly £1.5 million from the Community Safety Fund to support a wide range of crime reduction and community safety initiatives.” says Mrs Bourne.

“From organisations helping to provide homeless people with a bed for the night to sports projects for young people, this funding is making a real difference to local people and neighbourhoods. The high numbers that apply each time shows organisations and community groups care about, and are committed to, keeping Sussex a safe place in which to live.”

To qualify, projects should demonstrate how they will increase or promote community safety within the local community and have a positive long-term impact. They should also be able to offer evidence to support the need for the project and show how it helps to prevent offending and reduce re-offending.

The window for applications is open until 11:59pm on Friday 4th September. For more information and to apply please visit: