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Vulnerability Fund

 Do you have an idea to keep your community safe?


Do you know someone who needs help?



PCC Hardyal Dhindsa has allocated £485,000 to tackle the issues that affect quality of life in communities and to make communities stronger. Grants are available from £50 up to £25k to support and improve lives and make Derbyshire a safer place to live.This fund helps both individuals and groups, protecting people, helping victims and keeping crime at bay. From tackling ASB, making property more secure, protecting those who are vulnerable for any reason to supporting sustainable community projects, this fund can help.

To make sure the money is used where it will make a real difference, you need to tell us where the problems are.The Commissioner will prioritise schemes and ideas that make people less vulnerable to becoming a victim of crime.There are micro-grants (of between £50 and £1k) administered by local Councils for Voluntary Services (CVS) organisations which will help, for example, to make homes more secure and ensure vulnerable people are given the help that they need. Larger grants (of between £1k and £25k) are available to make a real and lasting impact in local communities.You can discuss problems and potential solutions with your CVS or local policing teams.

The deadline closed for large grant applications on 13 November. 


Small grants can still be applied for up until March 2021. Further information, including where to apply is listed below. 


Important Information concerning the fund

The Vulnerability fund:

  • is Derbyshire-wide including Derby City
  • can be used for meeting capital or revenue costs
  • is available to the Voluntary and community sectors, charities and non-profit making associations on behalf of the individuals and communities they work with. In addition, Parish Councils can apply. 

Are you eligible?

  • Your group/organisation must have a set of rules, memorandum of understanding or Constitution (governing document)
  • Your group/organisation must have an active management team/board of Trustees of at least three people who are unrelated
  • Your group/organisation must have a bank account in the name of the group with at least two unrelated signatories.



To obtain an application pack for a smaller grant (of between £50 and £1k) and read more about the criteria, please contact the respective CVS in which you reside using the details in the table below. 


CVS Contacts
 Resident of:Contact phone     
 Amber Valley   01773 512076
 Bolsover  01909 476118
Chesterfield & NED 01246 274844
Derbyshire Dales 01629 812154
Erewash  0115 946 6740
High Peak 01663 735350
Derby City 01332 346266
South Derbyshire 01283 219761




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