Home Office Safer Streets Fund

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Aims/priorities: The purpose of the Safer Streets Fund is to invest in the delivery of local crime prevention plans, which deliver the outcome of reduced neighbourhood crime through situational crime prevention.

The newly launched fourth round is an innovative initiative that will combine and expand previous focuses of the Safer Streets Fund and the Safety of Women at Night Fund (SWaN Fund) through targeting neighbourhood crime, violence against women and girls (VAWG) and anti-social behaviour (ASB). Bidders can choose which crime or issue type, or combination of crimes and issues, to focus on based on their understanding of local needs.

Eligible Expenditure

Eligible projects should aim to:

  • Reduce neighbourhood crime: domestic burglary, robbery, theft from person, vehicle crime
  • Reduce anti-social behaviour
  • Reduce VAWG in public spaces (including the night-time economy)
  • Increase feelings of safety from VAWG and ASB in public places
  • A combination of the above.

Who can apply? Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs), local authorities in England and Wales, and the British Transport Police (BTP), and certain civil society organisations (CSOs) are eligible to apply.

Further details on the eligibility criteria can be found in the fund prospectus here.

Grant amount: The total amount of funding available for the fourth round is £75 million. A maximum of £750,000 is available per successful bid.

Bidders may bid for up to £500,000 in the first financial year, 2022/23, which must be spent by 31 March 2023, and may bid for up to £250,000 to spend between April and 30 September 2023. Funds cannot be transferred between financial years as per HM Treasury regulations. Bidders may choose to bid for funding for only one financial year.

There is a mandatory 50% matched funding requirement for PCCs, LAs and the BTP; this must be spent over the 2022/23 and 2023/24 financial years and reported to the Home Office.

Application process: Visit the funders website

Deadline: Tuesday 31 May 2022

Contact information: Tel: 020 7035 4848 or email: public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

Website: Safer Streets Fund - GOV.UK

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Tuesday, 31 May, 2022