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Commissioner Urges Communities to Apply for Funding

Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall is urging local communities to apply for funds from his Property Fund, for up to £2,500 to support local initiatives that link to the Police and Crime Plan.

The Police and Crime Commissioner has power to distribute funds accumulated in the above fund as a result of the disposal of property coming into the possession of the police by the Police (Property) Act 1897 and The Powers of Criminal Courts Act 1973.

Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall said:

“I’m a great believer in ‘we, not they’, so I would urge communities to get in touch with their local PCSO if they have a scheme or project they need some funding for.  In the past we have funded a wide range of initiatives, from swimming clubs, air cadets, Scouts and Guides, community halls, residents clubs.  If you have any ideas that will help tackle crime or antisocial behaviour in your area, please do consider applying, especially now that I have increased the limit to £2,500.”

Any application for funding must be completed by a Police Officer, PCSO or a member of Police Staff and a recommendation or comment made by a TPA Inspector or Department Inspector.  The application is then submitted to the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner.

Applications to the Property Fund will be considered quarterly, and the next closing date is 28 February 2017.

For further information, the guidance notes can be accessed here, or if you wish to receive a paper copy please email: or call: 01768 217734

The Police and Crime Plan can be viewed here.