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Neighbourhoods Investing in Criminal Earnings (NICE) Fund

 

Commissioner Charles has set aside £120,000 from the income derived by criminal acts in 2013/14, as part of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) .

The new NICE (Neighbourhoods Investing Criminal Earnings) Fund will be open to any organisation based in Derbyshire or Derby who can deliver a community capital project which will leave a lasting legacy for communities

Bids of up to £40,000 are invited funding will be limited to three projects - one project per policing area to achieve geographical coverage.

Examples of such projects could be facilities such as an outdoor gym, play equipment, seating or a community classroom. 

All applications must provide clear evidence of need for the project together with evidence of support for the project from the local community. Applications must also provide examples of proposed community involvement in the delivery or maintenance of the project.

Announcing the NICE Fund, Commissioner Charles said: “Our POCA officers work very hard to ensure that crime doesn’t pay in Derbyshire and I’m delighted that through their tenacity and commitment we are able to reinvest the ill-gotten gains of criminals in the County into making our communities safer. 

The Commissioner added: “Offenders should never be allowed to profit from their criminal activities and it is only right and just that we pursue them to recover their illegal gains and redistribute this money into pressing areas of crime prevention.”

The Proceeds of Crime Act strikes at the heart of organised crime, providing police officers with the powers to seize cash and recover the valuable assets that have been bought by criminals through their illegal profits including property, cars and jewellery.

The proposed time scales in relation to the NICE fund can be found in the table below. Pre-Application forms can be found in the accompanying literature section.

Please note, applications should be e-mailed to cpgrants@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk by 12 noon on 1st May 2015. Any applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

 
 Proposed timeframe for NICE ApplicationsProposed dates 
 Applications open  23rd March 2015
 Submission of outline proposal  1st May 2015
Shortlisting completed 15th May 2015
Submission of full bids 10th July 2015
PCC makes final decisions and applicants notified 31st July 2015

 

Awarded NICE Grants

The table below provides details of the organisations who have been awarded grants from the NICE fund. A copy of each grant agreement can be viewed by clicking on the relevant links.

 Organisation Amount ProjectPolicing Division
Gamesley FC £16,824 Improvement to club facilities B Division
Friends of New Mills Parks £40,000 Redevelopment of Bowden Crescent Park, Ollersett B Division
Chesterfield Canal Trust £20,850 To purchase a new boat (Shell only) C Division
Mackworth Estate Community Association £19,750 Final stages of refurbishment of centre D Division

Wilmorton Residents Association

£19,500 To provide equipment to secure the renovated site D Division

Artcore Project (Details will be published shortly)

£10,000 Open hands projects D Division

City of London Police (Details will be published shortly)

£4,760 Contribution to Police Arboretum Memorial General
 Total £131,684    

 

 


 

Accompanying Literature

NICE Pre-Application Form

Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire Alan Charles introduces the NICE fund below.

  

 
 
 
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