Welcome to the grants homepage. Following the closure of the Commisisoner's Vulnerability Fund on 26th February 2021, there are currently no active grant rounds available.
Information concerning the Commissioner's Community Action Grant
During his term Hardyal Dhindsa, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire will share £275,000 per year among community safety organisations that support his Police and Crime Plan Priorities. These include
- Working to keep the most vulnerable in our communities safe from crime and harm and supporting those who unfortunately find themselves a victim of crime
- Working to tackle the emerging threats of cyber and cyber enabled crime on individuals, businesses and communities
- Working to tackle the impact of drugs and alcohol on communities
- Supporting those with Mental Health issues, including those with learning difficulties, who come into contact with the Criminal Justice System, as victim or offender, to get the right support, from the right agencies at the right time
- Working with young people, including those who have been either victims of crime or offenders, to understand their needs and prevent them becoming involved in criminal activities
- Working with the Constabulary to develop the policing family to be more representative of the diverse communities it serves
- Working with the Constabulary and partners to maximise the opportunities from developments in technology
He has invited community groups, non-profit making organisations and third sector organisations to work with him to deliver his priorities at a local level.
“Projects conceived and delivered at a grassroots level can make a huge difference to public safety, boost feelings of safety and reassurance and improve the quality of life overall.
“My grants scheme will enable community groups to achieve this by taking control of specific community problems and developing bespoke solutions that will improve life for everyone, both now and in the long-term.”
Large grants of between £2,501 and £25,000 will be available once during the year while smaller grants of up to £2,500 will be allocated three times per year. All successful grants will run for a maximum 12-month period.
If you have any questions regarding your funding application, please call the Grants Officer for a pre-application discussion on 0300 122 6006.
Community Action Grant Leaflet
Small Grant Application Form - (PDF Version) - Please 'Save' or 'Save As' document before completion!
Small Grant Application Form - (Word Version) - Please 'Save' or 'Save As' document before completion!
Large Grant Application Form - (PDF Version) - Please 'Save' or 'Save As' document before completion!
Large Grant Application Form - (Word Version) - Please 'Save' or 'Save As' document before completion!
Guidance and Information
Large Grant Budget Guidance
Small Grant Budget Guidance
Grant Standard Conditions
Police & Crime Plan 2016-21
Applications are invited for Large Grants as follows:
Timescale: Large Grants
|Round|| Applications open|| Applications close||Decisions by||Project to commence by|
||1st October 2016
||30th November 2016
1st April 2017
||1st October 2017
||30th November 2017
1st April 2018
||1st October 2018
||30th November 2018
1st April 2019
||1st October 2019
||30th November 2019
1st April 2020
Grant applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Small Grants can be made up to three times per financial year for up to £2,500. Applications received will be fully assessed and final decisions will be communicated by the end of the month of the application deadline. Application dates are detailed below.
Timescale: Small Grants
|Round|| Applications close|| Decisions by||Agreements in place by||Projects commence by|
||1st November 2016
||30th November 2016
||1st March 2017
||31st March 2017
||1st July 2017
||31st July 2017
||1st November 2017
||30th November 2017
||1st March 2018
||31st March 2018
||1st July 2018
||31st July 2018
||4th January 2019
||31st January 2019
||1st March 2019
||31st March 2019
||1st July 2019
||31st July 2019
||1st November 2019
||31st November 2019
Applications received after the deadline date will be considered in the next round.
Please note that the information provided may be subject to a Freedom of Information request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. (Please refer to Grant Standard Conditions – para 29.)
Applications forms, along with grant guidance and condition information can be accessed below. There is also a copy of the Commissioner's new draft Police & Crime Plan which contains his strategic objectives.
For more information about the Grant Awards from 2015-16 please click on the link above
For more information about the NICE fund for 2018 please click on the link above
Alternative Funding Sources
Foundation Derbyshire - Established in 1996, Foundation Derbyshire (the new operating name for Derbyshire Community Foundation) now manages endowment funds of over £6.5 million and has made over £14 million of grants across Derbyshire. Proud to be investing in their local communities, donors use the Foundation’s local knowledge to support the issues that they care about and reach groups and projects that so desperately need their help. Visit the Foundaion Derbyshire website for information on all grants administered by the foundation. One of these grants is the The Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire Fund (PCCD)
Also Derbyshire County Council Action Grants scheme is offering hundreds of grants to groups who are planning projects to benefit their communities.
The Commissioner's publication scheme listing information that is already published is publicly available.