We accept more than one application from the same organisation. However, you would need to show a link to preventing crime and a clear link to one or more of the Police and Crime Commissioner's priorities.
Yes, you can apply for funding under the ‘Older but not overlooked’ priority, as well as for any other priority.
There are four funding categories that you can apply for. The information required in an application increases with the amount requested. Your business case should justify the amount of funding you are seeking. Please give consideration around the proportionality of the project and value for money against the outcomes you are seeking to achieve. Please click here to see all of the projects that have/are being funded through the PCC to give you an idea of the kind of grants that we have supported.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with the exact date. This depends on many factors, including the volume of applications that we are currently processing, the process they have to go through, the promptness of the expert feedback and the availability of staff.
- Initial internal examination of the bids by the Commissioning Team
- Additional questions if clarification is needed (throughout the process)
- Priority Lead feedback or other internal and external expert opinion
- Commissioner’s Fund Panel recommendation
- The Commissioner – a final decision
- All applicants are notified if they were successful or not
Only an electronic version is required, there is no need to send us a hard copy.
Simply just type your name (example 1) or embed your e-signature (example 2):
Yes, all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by email.
Not necessarily. The projects that offer the best value for money and make a strong impact are always preferable, but it is about quality rather than quantity.
Our new online application system has been designed to be user-friendly, so you should not encounter problems applying online. We do ask that all applications are submitted in this way. If you do encounter any problems, please e-mail us at Commissioners.Fund@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk and we will try our best to solve any issues.
Our Older but not Overlooked strand has developed over time to accommodate a larger range of beneficiaries, including disabled people. If you are unsure of the strand(s) that your bid falls into, please get in touch and we will be more than happy to help.
Martin Surl is elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner, and this post runs for 4 years until the next election. Because the Commissioner's Fund is part of Martin's Police and Crime Plan, it may not continue from the next election if a new PCC is elected. Therefore, we can only allocate funding until 2021.
Yes, we aim to inform every applicant about the reasoning behind an unsuccessful application.
Salaries are considered if they contribute towards the overall success of the project. It is not likely to affect the outcome unless there is no real reason as to why the post is required, or the costing is substantial and can be sourced cheaper elsewhere. We have funded projects in the past that have needed to fund salaries, and have become very successful in their work. Do not let this discourage you, but please inform us thoroughly as to why the post is needed.
If there are already existing services in the local area, ensure that your project complements or improves accessibility to target beneficiaries. If there is already adequate provision then we would be more likely to fund something that is new and advantageous to other people and communities.
Unfortunately due to the nature of the process, we are unable to accept applications after the deadline and would recommend applying when the process re-opens. In the meantime, please look at opportunities on the VCS Alliance website at www.glosvcsalliance.org.uk. It is also advantageous to seek match and in-kind funding as this will benefit your application to the Commissioner's Fund.
Unfortunately all successful applications will receive their funding in quarterly amounts from April, as this is the start of the new financial year. It is not possible to release funds prior to this time.