Funding 2017/2018

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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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


Grants Awarded - Round 5
    Funding Awarded
 Project Name Organisation Project Brief Geographical Reach Y1 (£) Y2 (£)
Bradgate House  - Emergency Welcome Packs Home Group The project will provide emergency welcome packs to clients residing in specialist accommodation for offenders and individuals at risk of offending.  Leicester City  £300.00  
Knowing hate and its impact on the GRT communities Leicestershire Gate The project will recruit GRT volunteers who will work in the community to support victims of hate crime through their "reporting journey". The project will provide training sessions and talks in schools and colleges. The project will also develop a GRT app to allow GRT people to access information, help and support. Leicester and Leicestershire £9,950.00  £9,950.00
Action Integration Leicester City of Sanctuary The project will provide a service to asylum seekers and refugees.  In brief the service includes: a weekly drop in, the expansion of existing sports initiatives and the provision of talks in schools. Leicester and Leicestershire  £9,700.00  £9,991.00


Grants Awarded - Round 6
Project Name  Organisation Project Brief Geographical Reach Y1 (£)Y2 (£)
 Fusion Lifestyle Fusion Lifestyle In partnership with Go-Getta the project will provide sport and physical activity sessions at the ATP in Mountsorrel and at Martins High School. The project will also offer outreach to help engage Young People. The project aims to reduce crime and ASB, support crime prevention, increase physical activity levels, the availability of positive activities and increase the number of young people engaged in training and volunteering. Mountsorrel and
Anstey communities of Leicestershire
The Project to develop a new Incident Command Unit Leicestershire Search and Rescue Leicestershire Search and Rescue have applied for funding to facilitate the development of a replacement vehicle with sensible and practical equipment upgrades. Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland East Midlands Region and parts of the West Midlands on a Mutual Aid basis  £25,000.00  £10,000.00
Box-Smart Waterfront Sports & Education Academy The project will provide activities targeted at Young People who are causing anti-social behaviour. The project aims to engage Young People in positive activities, eg., Boxing and Music workshops which will encourage positive behaviour, increase physical and mental wellbeing and provide opportunities for life skills development. Belgrave & Latimer Ward, St. Marks, St. Matthews & Abbey Wards £9.812.00  
Drug Free Highfields The Friends Hub This project aims to tackle anti-social behaviour through sports for youth, namely Boxing and Table Tennis. The project is already established and already has some equipment but requires additional funding to purchase extra boxing equipment and to cover the expense of hiring the venue. Highfields Area Leicester £9,950.00  
Creating a Community Leicester Combat Academy (LCA) The funding will be used to improve and expand the current equipment available for Young People to access through the LCA club. The project will use the funding to purchase wrestling mats, a boxing ring and rubber safety mats. St. Matthews £9,000.00  
Leicester Sporting Futures KB In The Community

The project uses the appeal of sport and positive local community role models to engage young people and educate them about the dangers of Joint enterprise, hate crime, street crime, guns and knives, drug and alcohol awareness.
The project would focus on young people, from BAME and wider communities in Leicester aged 10 -24 +, who are in danger of involvement in or becoming victims of crime, hate crime, anti-social behaviour, gang activity, knife crime, and/or have either been convicted of ASB/hate crime or are at risk of offending.

 Leicester and City £9,320.00  
Not stated Goldhill Play Association Ltd

The funding will be utilised to build on an existing successful pilot and expand the cultural inclusion work on the estate. The project will fund 2 outreach workers to engage hard to reach and excluded Young People through the provision of a range of inclusive sports activities.

Leicester South £9,999.00  
Grass Roots Intervention Streetvibe Young People Service

To deliver a pool of services to Young People aged 13 -25 years to be able to quickly react to problems in hot spot areas. The service will allow the project to offer detached youth work in areas where communities are experiencing a breakdown of positive engagement with young people.  Services will include street based youth work, and one to one Mentoring. All services will be informed via partnership work improving community cohesion in each locality.

Leicester City and County £9,500.00  


Grants Awarded - Round 7
    Funding Awarded
 Project NameOrganisationProject BriefGeographical Reach Y1 (£) Y2 (£)
Living Well Together:
 St Philips Centre The Living Well Together Schools programme aims to address the issue of isolation and division within and between Leicester’s diverse faith communities. The programme will work across five schools with diverse ethos and populations within the City. The 4 phased programme will be targeted at year 5 pupils and will enable young people to feel a greater sense of connection and belonging.  Leicester City  £9,650.00  
 Safer Together Somali Development Services CIC Over 20 weeks the project will engage up to 200 young people aged 11-19 identified at risk of being involved in crime.  The project will also establish a community forum involving parents, community leaders and representatives from other services who will support crime reduction and share their concerns and priorities with the Police.  St Matthews, Highfields and City Centre £13,990.00  


Grants Awarded - Round 8
    Funding Awarded
Project Name Organisation Project BriefGeographical ReachY1 (£)Y2 (£)
First Step - services for male survivors of abuse aged 13 and above (and their supporters) First Step, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland The project will provide weekly face-to-face counselling/emotional support for male victims of sexual abuse aged 13 years and above living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland  Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland  £9,500.00  
 Wraparound Support Centre for Fun and Familes The project will provide an intensive wrap-around intervention to prevent young people being excluded from mainstream education and thereby prevent them being vulnerable to the risk of becoming involved in criminal behaviour  Charnwood  £9,999.00  
Arts Cafe Soft Touch Arts The project will focus on Young adults aged 18-24 on probation and community punishments. The Arts Cafe will deliver one arts and one cooking daytime engagement session of 3 hours for 45 weeks to young adults aged 18-24 as they come out of prison (priority) and to those on community punishments who are NEET. The overall aim of the project will be to reduce the likelihood of re-offending through increased compliance and engagement and an increased in the Young person’s confidence, self-esteem and transferrable skills. Leicester £17,102.00