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Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner's Grant Fund 2018/19

The application process for the PCC's Grant Fund is now closed.

Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner's Grant Fund 2019/20

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC's) Grant Fund seeks to support organisations and projects whose work helps to prevent offending, protect communities and support victims of crime to cope, recover and move forward.

The Grant Fund will be created by combining a grant from the Ministry of Justice and funding taken from the Bedfordshire Police Force budget.  This will create a single, flexible and accessible grant opportunity that promotes innovative and collaborative working across Bedfordshire. 

The total funds available for 2019/20 are expected to be finalised early 2019.

To ensure organisations have sufficient time to prepare bids for 2019/20, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is now encouraging applications from projects which support cross-cutting themes within the PCC’s Police and Crime Plan:

Area 1: Signpost; which is the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Victims’ Hub has a directory of services focused on supporting victims of crime and their families to cope, recover and move forward.

Area 2: Early Intervention; to improve life chances for all, to prevent trauma, to reduce adverse childhood experiences and to reduce the risk of gang relates connections and violence.

Area 3: Prevention of re-offending; supporting offenders and their families to ensure a path towards a life without offending.   

We therefore welcome bids that work to protect the most vulnerable from victimisation and re-victimisation and to deter those at risk of offending using evidence based approaches.

All projects will be subject to the reporting and assurance measures, as set out in the accompanying guidance documents.

To receive funding, projects will need to meet all delivery targets as specified with any grant agreement.

The following timeline is to give you time to plan your funding application:

Commissioning Panels

As part of the application process, a number of organisations will be invited to present at a Commissioning Panel (a friendly version of ‘Dragon’s Den’). The Panels are an opportunity for applicants to explain their project and outline what they want to achieve for the funding they have requested.

To promote fairness, innovation and engagement, members of the Panel have been selected from a wide range of backgrounds who have knowledge, skills and experiences in the priority areas. Please note, a young person or victim may be on the Commissioning Panel, but if that should be the case, you will be notified in advance of this.  

Application forms for the 2019/20 Grant Fund

***Please note, in order to view the forms, you will need to save the documents first.

We will be sharing the nature of your bid with partners who commission in this county as part of our improved process to ensure more joined up commissioning for Bedfordshire ***

Guidance for applications under £2,000
Grant Fund Application Form - Under £2,000

Guidance for applications over £2,000
Grant Fund Application Form - Over £2,000

Applications for the 2019/20 Grant Fund close on Friday 11 January 2019 at 5pm. Alll applications must be submitted via email to

The application process for the PCC's Grant Fund is now closed.