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What funds are available?

Community Fund

The Community Fund is open for bidding once a year. Community groups and organisations (public sector and voluntary sector) in the county are invited to bid for a share of the money to develop crime reduction and community safety work that support the delivery of the six priorities set out in the Police and Crime Plan. Grants can cover a range of costs such as practical work, feasibility studies, research projects, group or partnership development, awareness raising, training, equipment and materials, marketing and promotion. However, projects that simply continue the management and maintenance of existing facilities or resources may not be supported. Also, projects that do not support the PCC priorities will not be considered

Late Night Levy Fund

The Late Night Levy Fund is open for bidding once a year. Community groups, organisations and businesses in the county are invited to bid for a share of the money once a year, to reduce the demand on policing and management of the night time economy as part of a preventative approach within the Borough of Cheltenham. The Late Night Levy fund will support projects that help towards the following outcomes:

  •          Promoting a greater diversity in the night time economy
  •          Supporting better management of licensed premises and public spaces
  •          Working together to support safe movement through the night time economy
  •          Working together to reduce alcohol related health harms by preventing vulnerability, promoting safe drinking limits and reducing pre-loading and/or
  •          Working together to promote a clean environment
How can I apply?

Community fund

The Community Fund is open for bidding once a year. When open, the Community Fund is advertised on the OPCC website, local paper, through social media and other organisations (e.g. VCS Alliance, GRCC). All interested in applying are being asked to email to log their interested and to receive an application pack consisting of:

  • application form
  • application guidance
  • application further information

All applications must be completed and returned to the Commissioning Team by a specified deadline in order to be considered.

Late Night Levy Fund

When the LNL Fund is open for bidding, all interested in applying can download an application pack from here.

All applications must be completed and returned to  by a specified deadline in order to be considered.

When is the next bidding round?

Commissioners fund 2017/18 update

The Commissioner’s Fund for 2017/18 will be open for applications from 1 September 2016. Community groups and organisations (public sector and voluntary sector) in the county are welcome to register an interest in the fund and an application form will be sent when the fund opens. The deadline for returning applications will then be in December with projects being awarded funding and ready to start from April 2017. More information on this will be available on the PCC website in due course.

Any questions or to register your interest, please email

Do you accept more than one bid from the same organisation?

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 Commissioners priorities – more information is provided in the application pack.

We have been already funded by the PCC for a project under OBNO priority; we would like to apply for funding for two projects, one related to OBNO priority and one to YPBA. Can we still apply?

Yes, you can apply for funding under the ‘Older but not overlooked’ priority, as well as for any other priority.

What is the minimum and maximum amount organisations can bid for?

There is no minimum and maximum amount that can be applied for. 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.

Could you let me know when is the earliest date that we might hear if we have been successful?

Unfortunately, to enable the due diligence to be completed we are unable to provide you with the 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’s feedback and the availability of staff.

What is the process the applications are going through?
  1. Initial internal examination of the bids by the Commissioning Team
  2. Additional questions if clarification is needed (throughout the process)
  3. Priority Leads feedback or other internal and external expert’s opinion
  4. Commissioner’s Fund Panel recommendation
  5. The Commissioner – a final decision
  6. All applicants are notified if they were successful or not 
Will you accept the form with an email signature, or do you need a hard copy with the signature too?

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):

Example 1

Signed John Smith
Name John Smith
Date 13.05.16
Organisation Gloucestershire Community
Position Project Manager


Example 2 

Signed undefined
Name John Smith
Date 13.05.16
Organisation  Gloucestershire Community
Position Project Manager


Will both successful and unsuccessful applicants be notified of their results?

Yes, all applicants will be notified of their application results by email.

Page last updated: 21 November 2016