Funding 2018/19

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 again agreed to set aside £250,000 for 2018/2019 to support grassroots groups across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland which address the community safety goals outlined in his Police and Crime Plan.

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 9
    Funding Awarded
 Project Name OrganisationProject BriefGeographical ReachY1 (£) Y2 (£)
Saffron Young Peoples Project Saffron Young Peoples Project

The Project aims to deliver activities to 40 older boys/younger men between the ages of 11-18.

More specifically the Project will run weekly creative arts activities, physical and sporting activities and recruit and train 6 project volunteers
 Saffron Lane Estate and surrounding area  £8,900.00  


Grants Awarded - Round 10
    Funding Awarded
 Project Name Organisation Project Brief Geographical Reach Y1 (£) Y2 (£)
 Wigston Youth Club Wigston Club for Young People The Club provides positive activities for young people with the aim of diverting them away from anti- social behaviour. The club will provide open access for young people between the ages of 8-16 in the Wigston area. The project will provide activities chosen by young people and will include sessions on how anti- social behaviour impacts on the Community Wigston and surrounding area £6,762.50  
 The Venue Melton Learning Hub The Venue will provide 3 youth sessions a week over two days plus an open access drop in session every 3rd Saturday in the month. During the sessions The Venue will provide a variety of activities plus engagement activities on an outreach basis in the wider community. The project expects to reach 90+young people a week.  Melton  £9,568.00  


Grants Awarded - Round 11
    Funding Awarded
 Project NameOrganisationProject Brief Geographical ReachY1 (£)Y2 (£)
 YEP2Arts Youth Education Project (YEP) The YEP2 Arts programme aims to re-engage young people in education, training and employment through the provision of focused and themed arts experiences. The central theme of Peace will be the focus of the sessions.  Leicester City  £7,098.00  



Grants Awarded - Round 12
    Funding Awarded 
 Project Name OrganisationPoject Brief Geographical Reach Y1(£) Y2(£)
 The Edge Youth Club Young Leicestershire Ltd  The project will provide open access youth provision for the young people of Edgerton Ward (and surrounding areas) aged between 8-19 years old. The funding will enable the provision of  positive activities for young people as a diversion from anti-social behaviour  Edgerton Ward, Melton Mowbray and surrounding areas  £9,813.46  
Chill Out Project HCYC

The funding will be used to expand the current youth clubs and mobile (short term) outreach intervention sessions within specific locations within Harborough District

Harborough District £9,744.00 £9,500.00


Grants Awarded - Round 13
    Funding Awarded
 Project Name Organisation Project Brief Geographical AreaY1(£) Y2(£)
Addressing Recovery from Abuse to Change Young Lives
Adullam Homes Housing Assocaition

The project will provide 7.25 hours per week of specialist support delivered at Bethany Court through a Family Intervention Worker (5 hours) and an Operational Development Worker (2.25 hours) to identify and support victims of domestic abuse. It also encompasses a hope to establish a local PCSO base within the service. 

The project will provide targeted and specific staffing capacity delivered flexibly during 9-5pm Monday - Fri to continue, extend and develop activity.
 Leicester, Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley & Bosworth, Melton, North West Lincs, Oadby & Wigston  £9,357.00  £9,857.00
Youth Support and Diversionary Activities  Ashby Youth for Christ The project will expand current youth work and will offer young people we are working with some diversionary activities to prevent them from engaging in crime. The provision will be available one hour a week all year round. The project also plans to work alongside the local high schools in enabling the young people to return to school Ashby de la Zouch and surrounding areas £7,445.00  
Lift Off! Above and Byond CIC Lift Off aims to target vulnerable young people disengaged from education and whom have a negative impact on their communities. It will provide a young person with guidance, support and educational guidance on a one to one basis by qualified youth workers. Leicestershire £9,000.00 £8,500.00
Positive Youth Wesley Hall Community Centre This is a new project that aims to strengthen the local community’s relationship with the police and empower residents to report crimes. The project will work with young people to mitigate the chances of anti-social behaviours. Highfields £9,500.00  
WIRE Project Leicestershire Cares The project will support ex-offenders across LLR to find work by mobilising the support of the business community across LLR to provide mentored work placements for unemployed ex-offenders across a wide range of industries and employability training for prisoners as they come up for release. Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland £25,000 £25,000


Grants Awarded - Round 14
    Funding Awarded
Project NameOrganisationProject BriefGeographical Area Y1(£)Y2(£)
 Fearless Knife Crime Event  Crimestoppers Trust The funding will be used to facilitate and deliver a Fearless event Knife crime event Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland £2,480  
Improving reach to femal survivors of sexual violence  Leicester Rape Crisis Leicester Rape Crisis will provide a range of services and support to victims' of sexual abuse to alleviate the emotional and psychological trauma  Leicester City £9,950  
Living well together: Schools St Phillips Centre The project will work across three schools; and will enable pupils experiencing alienation and disconnection from Society to develop a greater sense of connection and belonging Leicester City £9,420  
At the Kitchen Table Platform 31 The project will work with women and children who are living in temporary accommodation in refuges and provide pastime activity so those taking part can learn new skills and collaborate with piers Leicester and Leicestershire £9.821.56  
Positive activities for St Matthews young people at risk of anti-social behaviour St Matthews Big Local Funding to enable St Matthews residents (young people 10-14 years old) to receive coached provision whilst they access the multi-use games area St Matthews Estate £2,000 £2,000



Grants Awarded - Round 15
    Funding Awarded
 Project Name Organisation Project Brief Graphical Area Y1(£) Y2(£)
 The Braunstone Grove The Braunstone Foundation The project will increase its provision of positive activities to young people in the Braunstone Grove/Braunstone Park area. It will also be delivering a package of coaching education courses for young people allowing them to become highly skilled sports coaches.  City (training)
Braunstone area (activity)
 £22,782.00 £24,028.00
Leicestershire's Hidden Homeless Project for Women The Zinthiya Trust Leicestershire’s Hidden Homeless Project for Women will provide holistic and intensive support to women and girls who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Leicester City and Leicestershire  £9,950.00  
 Talk2sort Mediation The Bridge (East Midlands) The project will offer a free, voluntary, impartial, non-judgemental and confidential service to young people to support individuals to improve communication and relationships to reduce conflict at home /community in order to reduce the likelihood that young people will go missing and /or become homeless.  Leicestershire and Rutland  £24,498.70  
The ROOTS Group ArtReach (Trust) Ltd The funding will be used to employ a Community Outreach coordinator in Leicester two days per week to coordinate Refugee and Asylum seeker ROOTS group and outreach work. Leicester City £9,900.00  
ESCAPE: Empowering, Supporting women and girls to Controal And Prevent Exploitation Shama Women's Centre The service will build on year 1 of the ESCAPE project, specifically, to increase the awareness and reporting Domestic Abuse, Hate crime and Sexual violence with BME victims. Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland £9,499.00  
AXLR8 Hit the Road The funding will be used to deliver a series of workshops sessions to young people aged 14-18 who are currently not in education, employment or training and/or currently involved with the Youth Justice system for vehicle related offences. Leicestershire £8,142.00  
Night Shelter/Safe Place One Roof Leicester The project will expand its current Winter night shelter provision and offer shelter and hospitality to men who are rough sleeping for an additional 9 months of the year. Leicester £9,900.00 £9,900.00