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New! Grants available up to £5000

31 July 2017

New funding opportunity available from Heart of Bucks for voluntary and community groups.

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The Police Property Act Fund is a joint fund managed by the PCC and the Chief Constable and is distributed to local community and voluntary groups.  The Fund is created from money recovered by the police and the proceeds from the sale of items that cannot be returned to identified owners, which includes seizures from criminals and is distributed twice a year.

The Police Property Act Fund has £20,000 per year (subject to annual review) to give as grants to voluntary and community groups that are charitable in purpose, formally constituted and working for the benefit of Buckinghamshire residents (excluding Milton Keynes). 

Criteria 

To support organisations whose work aligns with the strategic objectives of the Police and Crime Plan for the Thames Valley 2017-2021, in particular:

  • Vulnerability (mental health, adults at risk, improving criminal justice)
  • Prevention and Early Intervention (improving safeguarding)
  • Reducing Re-Offending

Applicants must demonstrate how their work aligns with the particular objectives within their application

Grants can be used to support capital, revenue and project costs. 

How to apply?

  1. Complete an on-line grant application form 
  2. Submit application by the closing date along with a copy of the organisation’s governing document, copy of most recent accounts and relevant quotes, if applicable.   

Closing dates for 2017:  midday 6th September; midday 8th November

Heart of Bucks reserve the right to close the programme if the fund becomes fully allocated after the 1st grants round.   

Grant applications which meet the criteria will be forwarded to the Police & Crime Commissioner’s office for consideration.  A funding decision can be expected within two months of the closing date.    

Please contact a member of Heart of Bucks Grants Team if you have any questions or wish to discuss your application.

Email: - grants@buckscf.org.uk        Tel: 01296 330134

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