The Police Property Fund is created from the proceeds of the sale of goods recovered by the police which cannot be returned to their original owner. In accordance with the Police (Property) (Regulations) 1997, all awards from the fund must be for charitable purposes.
The main purpose of the fund is to help improve public confidence in the police and their partners and the way they deal with issues that matter to the local community.
Applications will be considered by the Chief Constable and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
Grants of between £250 and £1,000 are available and are restricted to one grant per year per group.
Who can apply?
Your group should be:
- working in Northamptonshire
- a small voluntary group run by local people
- one with a working relationship with the local Safer Community Team
What can you apply for?
Grants can be used for materials, projects or activities. For example protective clothing for a litter picking project or equipment for a local youth club. Projects might include activities where different age groups come together, including sports or other work which breaks down barriers and improves community spirit.
Who cannot apply?
Grants will not be awarded to the following:
- Party political activities
- Religious causes
- National organisations and their branches where no local management committee exists
- Projects benefiting areas outside Northamptonshire
- Large projects where a small grant would not make a difference
- Retrospective funding for activities, goods or services which have already been committed
- Third party grant making organisations
Applications will be considered every six months with closing dates of 31 December and 30 June each year.