Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Chris Nelson is on the lookout for fresh ideas to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and bring communities even closer together.

He is inviting organisations to submit ideas that will help address the priorities of Gloucestershire’s new Police and Crime Plan.

Grants are available through the Commissioner’s Fund and can cover a range of costs such as practical work, group or partnership development, awareness raising and training, equipment and materials.  It is open to voluntary or Registered Charities, charity community organisations, constituted groups or clubs, Community Interest Companies (CIC), social enterprises, schools and statutory bodies (including parish and town councils).

In order to be considered, projects must take place in Gloucestershire, be linked to one or more of the PCC’s priorities and support crime reduction and community safety work. Projects that involve the wider community and have the support of local councillors will increase their chance of an award.

Applications should only be submitted via the link below:


Applications must come through the online form only, completing all the information asked for.

The closing date for applications is 17:00 on Wednesday 16 February 2022.

Since it began in 2012, the Fund has supported over 500 local projects aimed at breaking the cycle of crime. The PCC said, “We are pleased to invite community groups, voluntary and public sector organisations to apply for grants up to £5,000 to support neighbourhoods working with the Police, to support delivery of the Police and Crime Prevention Plan and to make Gloucestershire an even safer place to live, work and visit. I firmly believe in better connected communities, where by utilising our collective assets, we can work together to make life better”.