Ron Hogg's Community Safety Fund is managed by County Durham Community Foundation
Before applying please read CDCF’s General Grant Making criteria (which can be downloaded from our website) please check that your organisation and the activity/project for which you are seeking funding, meets our criteria.
About the Community Safety Programme
The Police, Crime & Victims’ Commissioner (PCVC), in partnership with County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF), is making available £150,000 for a grants fund to support the community and voluntary sector of County Durham and Darlington. The fund will support projects and initiatives across County Durham & Darlington that help keep communities safe and contribute towards inspiring public confidence. The fund is not aimed at organisations that are already funded directly from core commissioned, statutory policing and community safety activities, but will support projects and initiatives that are additional and work at a local community level.
The key themes that the fund is looking to support include projects and activities that:
- Encourage diversionary activities
- Tackle anti-social behaviour
- Tackle harm caused by alcohol, drugs, and violence.
Preference will be given to projects that can show they are embedded in a community, and focus on a specific locality, as opposed to projects with a wider but lighter touch approach. An example would be creating activities for young people in a specific community as opposed to a county wide publicity campaign for public safety.
Please note you will be expected to provide information at the end of your grant that shows how your project has made a difference to your local community.
Size of Grant
Grants of between £2,000 and £7,500 are available.
What type of funding can you apply for?
The PCVC is looking to fund specific activities where organisations can demonstrate that the main aims of their project are improving community confidence and safety. The non-exhaustive list below gives examples of some of the items that can be considered for funding:
- Communication materials
- Activity materials and costs
- Session workers
- Room hire
- Volunteer costs
The fund will not support deficit or retrospective funding (i.e. grants for activities which have already taken place).
Can you apply to other programmes?
Applying to the Community Safety Programme does not restrict you from applying to other CDCF programmes.
When to apply
Applications will be independently assessed by CDCF and put forward to a community panel made-up of serving police officers, community and CDCF representatives. The Fund opens to applications on Wednesday 7 March and closes on Sunday 29 April.
The decisions made by the panel will be final and all applicants will be notified about the outcome of their grant application no later than 31 May 2018.
- Your organisation does not have to be a registered charity but must have charitable aims, which should be stated in your governing documents
- If you have had other funding from the County Durham Community Foundation and the activity associated with the funding is complete but you have not submitted your final report you will not be eligible to be awarded a grant
- This fund will consider salaries
- Successful applicants will be required to submit monitoring forms to show how funding has been used to the benefit of communities, and take part in any promotional and/or publicity material
- You may apply for this funding even if you already hold a grant with CDCF
- All enquiries and applications must be directed through CDCF not the PCC office
How to apply
To apply for a grant, you must use our online application form which can be found by visiting
Please read and download the “How to complete the online application form” guide which provides useful information about completing the form.
Need more help?
Please contact CDCF if you need to discuss your project before submitting an application.
County Durham Community Foundation
St Johns Road
Meadowfield Industrial Estate
Durham DH7 8XL
Tel: 0191 378 6340