The Police and Crime Commissioner's Prevention Fund 2019/2020

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 that there will be £250,000 available for 2019/2020 financial year and £200,000 for 2020/2021 to fund Year 2 projects that extend into that year which is 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 fund is open to applications from any Community based groups (Local Government bodies are not eligible to apply) and can be used for projects/initiatives that meet any of the objectives in the Police and Crime Plan.  It can be used for new initiatives/provision, to expand existing provision or as replacement funding.

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 (please see Eligibility Statement below) please see the documents below:-


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Grants Awarded - Round 16
    Funding Awarded
Project NameOrganisation Project Brief  Graphical
Y1 (£) Y2 (£) 
 Smart Start Creative Minds Midland CIC   The project will teach life skills to young people through the medium of arts and crafts and will also provide mentoring , inclusion and support to young people taking part. New Parks, Leicester £9,800.00  
 Independent (3rd party) Reporting Centre The Race Equality Centre The Independent Reporting Centre will offer an independent reporting service acting as a mediating body/conduit between the police and citizens with the aim of improving communication and public confidence.  Leicester and Leicestershire  £23,441.00  £22,623.00
Jouney to Work Twenty Twenty The project will work with unemployed young people in the New Parks area, offering them support and education enabling them to develop confidence, succeed in education and find sustainable employment. New Parks, Leicester £25,000.00  
New Parks Adventure Playground New Parks Play Association To purchase and install new play equipment within the Adventure Playground. New Parks Estate and surround areas £6,613.00  
Addiction Outreach Support Worker The Exaireo Trust The project will part fund an Addiction Outreach Support Worker who will provide relational support to people suffering from substance misuse including group and individual support. Leicestershire, predominantly Loughborough £11,578.20  
The Red Phone Box Hermitage FM The funding will be used to restore an old red telephone box which will then be placed on Memorial Square in Coalville.  The telephone box will house a working telephone which will give free calls to agencies such as NWLDC, Childline, UAVA and the Samaritans. Coalville £1,500.00  
Levelling the Playing Field The hero Project CIC Deliver and evaluate the effectiveness of sharing the THINK tools to community groups within People Zone areas. People Zone areas £9,950.00  


Grants Awarded - Round 17
    Funding Awarded
Project NameOrganisationProject Brief Geographical
 Y1 (£) Y2 (£)
Helping to Rebuild Lives The Bridge Homelessness to Hope The Bridge Homelessness to Hope support vulnerably housed and homeless people, the funding will be used to recruit 10 new volunteers and a new part-time member of staff who will support the delivery of the service.  Leicester City  £9.950.00  
Y cafe Heartland Youth for Christ The Y cafe will provide an after school club for young people in Ibstock supported by three youth workers. Ibstock, Ellistown and Heather  £6,910.00  
Art on the Park On the Scene Events The funding will be used to purchase art materials to be used during the Festival of Leisure Events, where art highlighting the impact of knife crime created by local artists and young people will be displayed. West Leicester, South Wigston, Eyres Monsell, Spinney Hill and Syston £450.00  


Grants Awarded - Round 18
    Funding Awarded
Project Name OrganisationProject Brief Geographical
 Y1 (£)Y2 (£)
 Quetzal Supporting more Vulnerable Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

The Quetzal project aims to bring about lasting positive change in women survivors of childhood sexual abuse aged 16 and over.

This project aims to encourage more survivors to come forwards and get the help they need, by offering specialist crisis and long-term counselling in a safe and professional environment, managed by a local, women’s led organisation and delivering to diverse communities in LLR.
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR)  £9,980.00 £9,980.00
New Parks Club for Young People New Parks Youth Club The project will provide open access youth provision for the young people of New Parks and surrounding areas aged between 8-16 years.  The programme of activities will be chosen by young people an act as a diversionary and positive alternative to anti-social behaviour.  Sessions will also include how anti-social behaviour impacts on the community and promote community cohesions. New Parks and surrounding areas £6,241.00  
Loughborough Wellbeing Centre CIC Ltd The 'Quiet Zone' Wellbeing Cafe Project The Wellbeing Cafe Project is expanding to create a Wellbeing Hub in Loughborough Town Centre.  The project that will support more adults with mental health issues and also provide a safe space for them. Charnwood £9,920.00  
Falcon Support Services Ltd Sex Workers Project

Falcon Support Services will provide a safe place for sex workers to access support, preventative and health services.  This venue will allow provision of :

Specialist support re housing, substance misuse, offending behaviour, welfare/benefits advice/debts and referrals/signposting specialist preventative health services, kitchen (hot food/drinks), laundry facilities, access to clothes/toiletries/food donations.

Loughborough £24,121.52 £24,779.63
Coalville Education Partnerships Handle your Business

Coalville Education Partnerships will offer local young people access to high quality interventions during the evenings and weekends which will assist in reducing crime an dASB and involve various practical and skill based activities.

North West Leicestershire £9,995.78  
Candy Arts CIC Candy Arts Film and Community Development Programme

The project will deliver a creative media project which will empower young people affected by knife crime, anti-social behaviour (ASB), drug abuse, child sexual exploitation (CSE), other crime and/or are at risk of radicalisation to tackle their issues.

Highfields, St. Matthews and Abbey, Leicester

£12,790.00 £12,790.00


Grants Awarded - Round 19
    Funding Awarded
Project Name
Project Brief
Geographical Area 
Y1 (£)

 Y2 (£)
Workers’ Educational Association (East Midlands Region)  Starting Over! The project will work with 80 substance misusers and homeless people to develop coping and self-management skills via cultural and arts activities.  Leicester City  £9,949.00  



Grants Awarded - Round 20
    Funding Awarded
Project Name
Project Brief
Geographical Area 
Y1 (£)

 Y2 (£)
Chapman Street Gardening Association Chapman Street Community Gardening Funding is being used for the installation of the ‘Bell Wheel’, fencing and an information plaque and to pay for additional help with weeding the outdoor space which is managed by Chapman Street Residents Association.

Chapman Street Estate in Loughborough

The Recovery Consultancy Ltd t/a Dear Albert Criminal Justice "Making a fresh start" The project will expand the number of Fresh groups being delivered and provide intensive and through the gate support to inmates. Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) £24,549.00 £11,971.00
Groups All Together Bike Club

The aim of the project is to divert young people, identified by various agencies, school, public health, police and other voluntary organisations, who are on the cusp of gang crime.

The project will provide a bike repair workshop and at the end of the project the young people will have reconditioned bike for their use.
South Wigston £2,748.00  
Team Troupers Dance Academy CIC Giving the children of New Parks new opportunities Team Troupers Dance Academy CIC run a Dance Academy for local children, a community hub, Community Café, and community events from the centre. The funding will be used to expand the dance classes already being delivered, offering training opportunities for teachers, volunteers and students, four Dance workshops, an annual performance at a theatre – and new equipment / resources to enhance the classes and support .  Western Ward £7,933.91  
LGBT Melton Leicestershire Youth and Community Project

The funding will enable LGBT Melton to deliver 2 youth sessions a week, a weekly school/college support and a 18+ support drop in session.

Melton Mowbray, Leicester, Leicestershire £9,813.00  
African Network Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Connecting Communities

The African Network LLR will utilise the funds to help to set up an office base from which to work.

The overall aim of the project is to connect with all Africans and those of African heritage in LLR, to partner with local stakeholders and Police to prevent crimes and anti-social behaviours committed by and against Africans (and those of Africa heritage) as well as assist the police in their drive to recruit BAMEs into the police.
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) £9,915.00  


Grants Awarded - Round 21
Project Name Organisation Project Brief Y1 (£) Y2 (£) 
 The Friends Hub Box out crime 

To provide boxing training and table tennis sessions. The boxing training will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, while table tennis will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The sessions would run from 7:30pm for 1.5 hours per session for a total of 35 weeks.

 Highfields Area, Leicester £9,025.00   
 New Parks Community Panel  Providing continueing opportunities for New Parks  Funding will help to:
  • set up a food bank
  • Connect better with outside agencies to help identify victims of crime, the lonely and low income families.
  • Funding will also provide opportunities for families to attend shows, theme parks and seaside trips for example.
Also make available training opportunities for volunteers. 
Western Ward- New Parks, Braunstone Frith, Kirby frith, Western Park £5,487.60   


Grants Awarded - Round 22
Funding Awarded
 Project NameOrganisation Project Brief  Y1 (£)Y2 (£) 
The New Futures Project  Street Outreach To provide an outreach service for sex workers in central Leicester resulting in less ASB, begging, drug use and crime.  Leicester City £9,142.87 £9,417.15
Help the Homeless Leicester HTH and Aftercare Reduction in Crime within the homeless community.  Better engagement within the community and a reduction in drug and alcohol and anti-social behaviours. Leicester and Leicestershire £25,000.00 £25,000.00
Eyres Monsell Club for Young People Eyres Monsell Youth Centre To provide positive activities for the young people in Eyres Monsell during the open access youth sessions, this acts as a diversion from ASB and in turn will make communities and neighbourhoods safer, protect the vulnerable and prevent crime. Eyres Monsell and the surrounding area £8,630.00  


Grants Awarded - Round 23
    Funding Awarded

Project Name
Project Brief
 Geographical Area
Y1 (£)
Y2 (3)
 Total Insight Theatre  My Choice Matters To educate 1,150 12-15 year olds about the consequences of using knives.  Leicester, Oadby & Wigston, Charnwood, NorthWest Leicestershire £9,998.60 £7,689.20
 The Prince's Trust  Achieve and Mosaic Community and Secondary School Engagement Project  To expand Achieve programme and Mosaic mentoring service to support 30 at risk young people in 2019-20 Leicester £13,122.26  
Midland Langer Seva Society Meals on Wheels to Feed the Homeless and Marginalised To purchase a van to deliver food, clothing, personal items and necessities to 20 vulnerable people located around the City Leicester and Leicestershire £9,960.00  
Church of the Martyrs Money Matters Leicester To give debt advice and related help: mostly face-to-face with some phone advice to those in need West Leicester, will consider other parts of Leicestershire if we are the closest service and we have availability £4,400.00  
Passion Passion Youth Club To deliver a drop in yourht club on Thurs, Fri and Sun 7-9pm.  Open to 11-18 year olds Charnwood £9,500.00  
Grants considered and funded from a previous round (Round 19)
Family Action Leicestershire Post Sexual Abuse (PSA) We will expand/develop our existing Post Sexual Abuse service to offer pre-trial therapeutic support for 6 children up to age 13 who have been sexually abused, and their families, per year Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland £8,793.00 £8,821.00


Grants Awarded - Round 24
    Funding Awarded
OrganisationProject Name Project Brief Geographical
Y1 (£)
Y2 (£)
Leicester City of Sanctuary  Action Integration To provide weekly drop-in sessions for refugees and to also continue to provide sports initiatives and school talks to local children Leicester and Leicestershire £9,995.00  
MAST Outreach Services CIC Finding Your Feet The project aims to move homeless and vulnerable young people from NEET into sustainable emplyment, education or training  Leicester City £9,822.06  
Centre for Fun and Families Wrap Around Support An intensive wrap-around intervention to prevent young people being excluded from mainstream education Hinckley and Bosworth £12,394.00