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Funding 2017/2018

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The Police and Crime Commissioner's Prevention Fund 2017/2018

Everyone has a responsibility to keep Leicestershire’s communities safe and healthy. The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Prevention Fund recognises the important role local groups and third sector organisations play in reducing harm and helping vulnerable people to overcome their problems before they escalate into crime.

Lord Willy Bach has agreed to set aside £250,000 for 2017/2018 to support grassroots groups across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland which address the community safety goals outlined in his Police and Crime Plan. A further £250,000 will be available in 2018/2019.

Grants will be allocated in a two-tiered system of up to £9,999pa and £10,000-£25,000pa. Funding grants for projects of £10,000 and above will only be awarded for exceptional projects.

The Commissioner is keen to work side-by-side with the community to address challenging issues which have a serious impact on public safety including hate crime, domestic violence and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). He is also committed to expanding help for vulnerable people at risk of becoming either a victim or perpetrator of crime. 

Please note that we are unable to give any feedback on your proposed application prior to its submission.

For further information and to check whether your organisation is eligible to apply please see the documents below:-


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*** OCTOBER 2017 ***

Due to the success of the Police and Crime Commissioner's Prevention Fund, there have been a number of applications for sporting themed initiatives aimed at young people.  In order to be fair and avoid duplication the Police and Crime Commissioner is going to run a funding round specifically for these sport based initiatives and projects.

The Police and Crime Commissioner has decided to hold this round during the month of October, all sporting themed applications received between now and the 31st October 2017 will be considered in this round.  Other non-sporting themed applications will also be considered during this time.


Grants Awarded - Round 1

Project Name


Project Brief

Geographical Reach
Funding Awarded
Y1   (£)Y2  (£)

LGBT and Hate Crime
Ambassador Project

 Leicester LGBT Centre

The project will address the issue of under-reporting of LGBT and Hate incidents through the recruitment of volunteer LGBT and Hate Crime Ambassadors

Leicester, Leicestershire
and Rutland



 The Community Hub

 The Centre Project

The Community Hub will provide a safe place for vulnerable people to drop in to receive support.

The Centre Project will support people at risk of becoming either a victim or perpetrator of crime, particularly adults who may be socially isolated and/or have mental ill health

Leicester City
(Castle, Highfields)




Shama Woman's Centre

The Empowering, Supporting, women and girls to Control and Prevent Exploitation (ESCAPE) project builds on the Women's Empowering programme, expanding services across LLR to support victims of Domestic Abuse, Hate Crime and addressing mental health issues

Leicester, Leicestershire
and Rutland




Grants Awarded - Round 2
    Funding Awarded
Project NameOrganisationProject BriefGeographical ReachY1  (£)Y2  (£)
Supporting Vulnerable Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse The Quetzal Project The project aims to bring more women survivors of childhood sexual abuse to come forward and get the help they need by offering crisis and long term counselling Leicester, Leicestershire
and Rutland
9,853.00 N/A
Recovery Week Dear Albert The funding will be used to support National Recovery Month.  There are events planned for 1st September - 9th September 2017. Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 2,947.00 N/A
 Supporting Vulnerable Women and Girls Leicester Rape Crisis To expand current support service to femalevictims of sexual abuse. Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland 9,750.00 N/A


Grants Awarded - Round 3
    Funding Awarded
Project NameOrganisationProject BriefGeographical Reach Y1 (£)Y2 (£)
 PAUSE Homestart Support families (with at least one preschool child) who are experiencing poor mental health, domestic abuse or substance misuse problems Blaby District and Oadby and Wigston  9,999.00  N/A
Leicestershire Hidden Homeless Project for Women The Zinthiya Trust The project aims to provide holistic/intensive support to women/girls that are homeless or at risk of being homeless Leicester City and Leicestershire  9,980.00  N/A
 Shaping Futures The Bacca Charity The project provides accommodation, training and support to 16-18 year old Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC). The funding provided from the Prevention Fund will be used to resource the rent and utilities for the premises.  Loughborough  9,220.00  8,820.00


Grants Awarded - Round 4
    Funding Awarded
 Project Name Organisation Project Brief Geographical Reach Y1 (£) Y2 (£)
Drop the Knife and Live Your Life Project The Cooke E-Learning Foundation The project will address the rising numbers of knife related crimes through a three stage model consisting of youth consultation and research, analysis and an educational intervention. Leicester and Leicestershire  12,500.00  12,499.80
 BraveArt  Platform 31 BraveArt is a collaborative project working with one of Leicestershire's Refuge providers.  The project will offer to families who have fled domestic violence the opportunity to take part in sessional activities. Leicester and Leicestershire  9,821.56  N/A