The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) Community Grants Scheme is open for applications.


Grants of up to £10,000 are available to charities and community groups to deliver projects that help to address crime related issues, support victims of crime and make South Yorkshire a safer place to live.  


The OPCC will fund direct costs, including staff, venue hire, transport and delivery, for projects that contribute to the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Plan. Projects can last up to 12 months.


Examples of previously funded projects include:

- Positive diversionary activities for young people

- Training, education and support programmes to change behaviours, reduce risk factors and break down barriers

- Mentoring and peer support projects to engage young people and vulnerable adults

- Targeted activities to help victims of crime and groups identified as vulnerable or at risk

- Awareness raising and education programmes exploring issues identified in the Police & Crime Plan such as road safety, cyber-crime and other online threats and violence against women and girls

- Activities to tackle rural and wildlife crimes such as fly-tipping, damage caused by off-road vehicles, farm/agricultural crime and poaching


The latest round will close at 23:59 on Monday 10 October 2022. For more details and to apply via the online form click here


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