Apply for Funding

The Police & Crime Commissioner currently has two types of funding. The Safe:Space Sussex Funding Network has been set up to assist the delivery of projects which support victims and witnesses of crime, while the Community Safety Fund assists community groups that help reduce or prevent crime in Sussex. To find out more please click on the funding type below. 

Safe:Space Sussex Funding Network 


The Safe:Space Sussex Funding Network has been specifically designed to ensure the services the Commissioner commissions for victims and witnesses of crime are the best they can be as promised in the Police & Crime Plan.

Providers who wish to apply for funding for victim/witness support services will need to sign up to the funding network which will act as an approved providers list.

How to sign up as an approved provider:

To sign up as an approved provider, providers must demonstrate certain levels of quality assurance (dependent on the upper-level of funding they will be looking to apply for) and confirm acceptance of the terms and conditions within the prospectus.

Signing up as an approved provider is a one-time process – should organisations wish to increase the upper-level of funding at a later date, an updated application to meet the QA will be required.

Once providers are signed up, priority areas for funding will be opened to applications/business cases.

For more information on the funding network and the terms and conditions applicable to providers who sign up, please read the Prospectus (Appendix A, Appendix B (outcome return template), Appendix C)

To apply to the network please complete the Application Form and New Vendor Form and return with the relevant documents to by the 12th March.

How to apply for funding:

The network will close to provider sign up on the 12th March. Priority areas for funding will then be released on 26th March for approved providers to apply to. At this time, specifications for each priority area will be released along with funding application forms and a template business case.

If you have any queries regarding the Safe:Space Sussex Funding Network please contact Micha Dawes at or 01273 337036

Community Safety Fund

The Police & Crime Commissioner has set aside some funding for local community groups that help reduce or prevent crime in Sussex. The Community Safety Fund has supported many such projects over the past few years, to the benefit of local people and neighbourhoods.  Community Safety Fund – providing financial support (grant awards up to £5,000) to local organisations and projects that aim to reduce crime and improve community safety.    Applications for the Community Safety Fund will be accepted three times a year.

How to apply

The window for receiving applications is currently closed.

This guidance and criteria document will help prospective applicants to consider whether they should apply to the Fund in future rounds.

Please contact Natacha Skelton on 01273 481991 if you have any queries about the Community Safety Fund.

All applicants are notified of the outcome of their application within 6 weeks of the deadline.

Successful Applications

A complete list of successful applications 2015-January 2017 can be viewed here, and successful applications so far in 2017-18 can be viewed here.

The short film below highlights some of the projects that are already being supported by the Police & Crime Commissioner. In addition, you can see some more videos of projects that were successful in securing funding here.

Further Information

If you have any questions about grant funding from the Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner please contact us.

Don’t forget, there may be other local grants that you can apply for. For more information,  please consult the external funding webpages at East Sussex County Council, West Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council.

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