Operation Relentless Community Fund - ASB
The Safer Dorset Fund has been established as a funding source for organisations to deliver projects and initiatives that meet one or more of the Police & Crime Plan priorities.
THE SAFER DORSET FUND
The Safer Dorset Fund Grant Scheme is a financial resource provided by the Police & Crime Commissioner to support activities in Dorset that contribute to the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan 2021-2024.
The Plan concentrates on six key themes:
- Cut Crime and Antisocial Behaviour
- Make Policing More Visible and Connected
- Fight Violent Crime and High Harm
- Fight Rural Crime
- Put Victims and Communities First
- Make Every Penny Count
OP RELENTLESS COMMUNITY FUND – TO REDUCE ANTISOCIAL BEHAVOUR (ASB)
The Police & Crime Commissioner is delighted to launch this new scheme as part of his initial 100 days in office.
Tackling ASB is a key priority of the PCC therefore the purpose of the scheme is to support local projects and initiatives that reduce ASB and increase public feeling of safety in areas disproportionately affected by ASB.
Funding applications are being welcomed between 09 August 2021 and 04 October 2021
WHO CAN APPLY?
- Applications from Community Groups and Charitable Organisations are welcomed.
- Community Interest Companies and are also welcome to apply to the fund.
- Organisations that have previously been in receipt of Safer Dorset Funds providing the application is unrelated to the previous PCC-funded project.
Please Note: Any funding received through this process is to be ring-fenced and must not form a part of any profits.
HOW TO APPLY
The Application Form and other associated documentation can be downloaded from these pages. Hard copies are also available upon request.
Applications are preferably to be made via e-mail to PCCGrants@dorset.pnn.police.uk; however we also accept applications via post.
HOW MUCH FUNDING CAN BE APPLIED FOR?
Applications from £100 up to a maximum of £5,000 will be considered.
Organisations can request to deliver projects for a period of up to 12 months.
WHAT ARE THE FUNDING CRITERIA
Decision making regarding all Grant applications will adhere to the following four principles:
(i) Specificity: Initiatives must deliver outputs and outcomes relating to the purpose of the round.
(ii) Deliverability: Projects employing either innovative or proven approaches which are likely to address and deliver the desired outcomes of the funding within the grant period.
(iii) Working in partnership: Priority will be given to applications from consortia of providers or partnerships between VCSE sector and private / public sector partners. Projects involving co-production with other agencies and/or with users of the service, will also be prioritised.
(iv) Sustainability: Priority will be given to initiatives that have clear exit plans for sustainability or are self-sustaining.
WHAT CAN BE FUNDED?
Projects and Initiatives that:
- Address and deliver the desired outcome for the round (Reducing Anti-social Behaviour).
- Deliver a real, lasting difference to the area.
- Has a local focus.
- Can be delivered within the grant term.
WHAT CAN’T BE FUNDED?
Projects and Initiatives that:
- Do not contribute to the purpose of the round.
- Are based or delivered outside of Dorset.
- Require ongoing funding.
- Ongoing staff costs (including salaries of permanent or fixed term staff).
- Expenditure for an item or service that has already been ordered or paid for.
- Has already been funded from a different source.
- Items or services that will only benefit an individual.
- Initiatives that directly or indirectly bring profit to the organisation
- Loan repayments, topping up of accounts or transferring money to another group.
- Fundraising activities for your organisation or others.
- Used vehicles/routine repairs and maintenance.
Applications for Closed Circuit CCTV can be considered for funding, however; any scheme must:
- comply with all elements of the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice
- comply with subject access requests
- comply with the General Data Protection Regulations and the Data Protection Act 2018
- not only benefit one individual or household
- be professionally installed
HOW WILL APPLICATIONS BE ASSESSED?
Applications will be assessed against the criteria outlined above and evaluated by an OPCC Grant Panel.
Applications that meet the criteria will be short-listed and provided to the PCC for final approval.