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Police Property Act Fund

About the Police Property Act Fund

The Police Property Act Fund is created from the sale of recovered stolen property where the owners are not known and cannot be traced.

Ron Hogg, Durham's Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner and Chief Constable Mike Barton, have agreed a scheme to consider applications for funds that are surplus, once they have made the donations to the following organisations:

  • Northern Police Convalescent Home
  • Crimestoppers
  • Victim Support
  • Durham Agency Against Crime

A Panel will consider applications from local voluntary and community groups, which are working for charitable purposes, to improve the lives of people in County Durham and Darlington.

Applying for Police Property Act Funding

As the Panel will normally sit during May each year, all applications for consideration must be received by 31st March. Any applications received after this date will be held until May of the following year.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate that the project or initiative meets one or more areas within Ron Hogg's Police, Crime and Victims' Plan (see page 24 for details). These are:


  • Provide services for victims and the vulnerable, including those affected by mental health
  • Encourage diversionary activities
  • Tackle anti-social behaviour
  • Tackle harm (to individuals or communities) caused by alcohol, drugs, and violence
  • Provide support to those affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence
  • Improve road safety
  • Support those affected by hate crime
  • Reduce re-offending
  • Provide services, or education, towards the prevention of cyber crime
  • Provide services to address rural concerns

If you are interested in making an application, please download the guidance notes and application form below:


Once complete, please e-mail the form to: responsecommand.smtassistant@durham.pnn.police.uk

or post to:

Police Property Act Application
HQ Business Services
Durham Constabulary
Police Headquarters
Aykley Heads

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