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Commissioner's Safety Fund

This grants scheme channels funding into community projects that help reduce the risk of crime and abuse and increase public safety.

The Fund is worth £650k over a two-year period (2021-22 and 2022-23).   Grants will be awarded to local organisations, subject to a successful application, where projects support the Commissioner’s key safety priorities.

The Commissioner's recently-published Police and Crime Plan sets out ambitious goals to reduce violent crime and improve the quality of service for domestic abuse investigations, including greater use of body-worn cameras and domestic violence protection orders/perpetrator programmes.

The Commissioner is keen to hear from organisations that can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those residing in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

The Fund is open for applications from any community-based group, parish council, school or business (if the business can match-fund and supply their service free of charge) and grants up to a maximum of £10,000 will be allocated per project.

There will be six rounds of funding per year with each offer alternating between specialist and non-specialist invitations for grants. 

The current round of funding is open from Wednesday 1st June 2022 to Monday 25th July 2022, and is not a specialist funding stream.

Funding can be used for projects and initiatives that meet any of the objectives of the Police and Crime Plan and can include new initiatives/provision, to expand existing provision or as replacement funding.

Full details of how to apply are held in the Guidance Notes which are available to download below with the rest of the relevant application information:


Funding Round Details:
RoundOpening DateClosing Date
 1.      Specialist 29th November 2022 10th January 2022
 2.      General  1st February 2022  28th March 2022
 3.      Specialist 4th April 2022 30th May 2022
 4.      General 1st June 2022 25th July 2022
 5.      Specialist 1st September 2022 31st October 2022
 6.      General 1st November 2022 6th January 2023


Please see below for funds awarded:

Round 1 - Violence Against Women and Girls



Saffires Street Outreach Programme To engage women working in street prostitution by providing immediate support and signposting to other services  Leicester  £9,997.47
Living Without Abuse Domestic Abuse Befriending Service To offer support at a time of crisis, a victim-centred approach and reducing the harm, risks and costs of domestic abuse  LLR  £9,850.00
Quetzal Peer Support Groups for Femal Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse To provide free, and inclusive counselling, support services and outreach to empower survivors' recovery from the trauma of childhood sexual abuse LLR £6,022.00
Platform 31 Brave ART & Arty Parties To create space for holistic creative activity to reduce isolation, improve wellbeing and sense of self LLR £9.975.00
HHH We Matter To make a meaningful difference in the lives of women who are at risk of violence or abuse and their children and also aim to challenge the unhealthy attitudes and behaviour that fuel such violence Leicester £9,971.00
Hope for Justice Community Outreach to Prevent Exploitation and Identify and Support Victims To prevent Modern Slavery and labour exploitation, identify and rescue victims and support survivors in rebuilding their lives Leicestershire £4,246.00
Women's Aid Leicestershire Free from Fear We want to be able to support our police colleagues by working directly with the victim to report incidents and to gather the evidence that is needed by the police to gain successful convictions.  All whilst we are providing a trauma informed support service to meet the needs of the victims LLR £10,000.00
Community Benefit Society Emergency food and sanitary products for women and girls fleeting abuse To increase mental health for women and girls as they willb e able to manage their limited income and access quality food and live in dignity Leicester £10,050.00