Safer Cornwall funding available for community-led projects

 Safer Cornwall has funding available to enable community led projects that specifically address community safety issues in Cornwall.  The fund is formed of money seized from criminal activity under the Proceeds of Crime Act* (PoCA).  This £20,000 funding will be spent on local projects that help to create safer communities across Cornwall. 


Community based organisations can apply for up to £1,000 to spend on local projects that support Safer Cornwall priorities and/or Safer Town delivery plans and meet the following criteria;


·         Prevents crime and disorder in local communities

·         Addresses specific community safety issues in the local area

·         Promotes the work of Safer Cornwall/Safer Towns

·         Contributes to raising awareness of community safety, builds resilience in local area and increased public feelings of safety

·         Encourages reporting of crime, anti-social behaviour and community safety concerns to the appropriate body


Unfortunately this funding cannot be used to support core business or existing provision and must not be used to fund CCTV for towns or security guard services .  Applications are welcome from registered not for profit groups and education providers.     


How to apply?

In order to apply for a grant from the Safer Cornwall PoCA funding please download the application form, complete and return it to  Details on the Safer Cornwall priorities can be found here. Hard copies of the application form can be requested by contacting the Safer Cornwall Community Safety Team.


Closing date for applications is 1st March 2020.


*The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (c.29) (PoCA) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which provides for the confiscation or civil recovery of the proceeds from crime and contains the principal money laundering legislation in the UK.

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