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Small Grants - Round 7

Please find below details of the Community Action Grants that have been awarded by the Commissioner in Round 7.

The following details are for small grants which have been awarded to those projects that will help to deliver the objectives of the Commissioner’s Police & Crime Plan.

There are up to three opportunities per year to apply for a small grant (up to £2,500).

Small Grants

NamePurposeSmall Grant AmountPolice and Crime Plan Priorities


Funding for roller shutters to secure the building. There are problems with rough sleepers and street drinkers congregating in the entrance and car park space because it is under cover.




Ava Hunt Theatre will deliver drama workshops in schools and work with looked after young people (aged 14-16 year olds) at Derby Theatre, in order to accurately capture young people’s understanding of:

•           Emotional, sexual boundaries

•           cyber safety

•           role of drugs and alcohol within sexual relationships



Creswell Heritage Trust

Clay Cross Young Producers will make a difference to Clay Cross North
through the eyes and actions of young people. We’ll work with, train and mentor
a network of young people to establish a Clay Cross Cultural Youth Board who
will make decisions about activities and set up a range of events for the
£2,500 1,5

 Deaf-initely Women

 Keeping Safe will be a project led by Deaf-initely Women, a user-led organisation of Deaf women and women with hearing loss across Derby and Derbyshire. Keeping Safe will raise awareness for Ddeaf women to understand how to keep safe from bullying, discrimination, abuse & crime. It will encourage women to protect themselves at work, home & in society, including where to go for information, support and advice. £2,500 1,2,4

 F.A.B (The Friends of Aston
Brickyard Plantation)

 To protect the site and users we wish to install three cameras to offer
protection for public areas and to safeguard valuable conservation tools and
£600  1

 Ripley School of Boxing

To offer structured sessions in smaller groups providing more intensive
tuition benefitting those who struggle with day to day issues and mental
wellbeing. Expand work to include referrals from YOS and local SNTs.
 £2,500 1,4,5


1.  Helps venues be responsible: Having Drinkaware Crew in place provides a reassuring safety net for young people on a night out.

2. Frees up staff time: Drinkaware Crew gives venue management and security staff the space to run venues more effectively.

3.  Provides industry-endorsed expertise: The Drinkaware Crew training is endorsed by the British Institute of Inn keeping (BII) – this ensures that staff are trained to the highest standard.

4. Puts recommended best practice in place: Drinkaware Crew has been recommended as best practice in the Government’s 2016 Modern Crime Prevention Strategy.

5. Builds relationships within local communities: Drinkaware Crew has won praise from venue operators, student unions, licensing officers, police forces and crime prevention and community safety initiatives. It can therefore help build and strengthen relationships within local communities.



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