Receive Funding From Us
Important work is performed by a whole range of organisations, from the public, community, voluntary and private sectors, which deliver services that aim to address crime and community safety issues for the benefit of our communities in Dorset.
The PCC is able to add value to this delivery by working in partnership with these organisations in order to identify needs, consider the best options to address those needs and then to commission or co-commission services where appropriate, to achieve successful outcomes.
Safer Dorset Fund
The resources available to the PCC to commission these services are generally accessed through a variety of government funding streams. The sum of these funding streams constitutes the Safer Dorset Fund (SDF).
Our approach to funding
Our approach to commissioning focuses upon the priorities that have been identified and published within the Police and Crime Plan.
The priorities have been determined through analysis of key information at both a local and a national level; together with consultation with Dorset Police, with other partner organisations and with members of the public.
How to apply for funding
Application for funding through the SDF is made via both the Priority Commissioning Scheme and the Community Grant Scheme. In addition, the PCC influences national commissioning of services for victims, witnesses and offenders, in support of local needs and outcomes.
Priority Commissioning Scheme
The PCC commissions projects within priority areas with partner agencies, in line with the Police and Crime Plan.
Community Grant Scheme
The Community Grant Scheme is designed primarily for voluntary and community sector applications which meet at least one of the Police and Crime Plan priorities. Grants of between £100 and £3,000 are available.
COVID-19 Grant Scheme
The Safer Dorset Fund Covid-19 Grant is a financial resource provided by the Police & Crime Commissioner to support charities during this health crisis. Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are available.
Monitoring of Project Outcomes
Monitoring the outcomes of activities is overseen by key partnerships that we work closely with, in order to evaluate success and inform future commissioning decisions.