Community Funding Here are some links to funding that can help communities improve an area by reducing crime and supporting community safety initiatives.

There are many avenues of funding you can apply for to help your local area

To qualify, projects should demonstrate how they will increase or promote community safety within the local community and have a positive long-term impact. They should also provide evidence to support the need for the project. You may want to look at the data and evidence in our know your area  resource section for information to help support an application.

Here is a link to some funding opportunities:

Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum provides information about a range of funding opportunities from trusts and grants by theme on their website.

The Cornwall Community Foundation helps communities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by awarding small grants to grassroots, front line, volunteer-led organisations who are making a positive impact in their area, helping to overcome these challenges of disadvantage, exclusion and poverty for all ages.

The Police & Crime Commissioner’s (PCC) Community Grants Programme is aimed at supporting community groups and organisations with projects related to anti-social behaviour, drugs and victims of crime.

The Police Property Act Fund for 2023 is aimed at preventing rural crime and reducing anti-social behaviour in rural and coastal areas. 

Applications are invited from Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise (VCSE) groups & organisations in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, for projects operating outside of town centres & urban areas, which support communities to provide diversionary activities from drugs-related anti-social behaviour (ASB)

The Community Chest gives small grants to not-for-profit groups across Cornwall. Each Cornwall Councillor has a small grants budget to support projects in their area. Grants can cover a wide range of activities.

Devon and Cornwall Police have launched the Community Resilience Fund to support local projects within Devon, Plymouth, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

What can we fund?

This fund is our way of supporting local projects that aim to increase community resilience within local communities and help to support vulnerable people. Campaigns launching on could be eligible for a contribution from Devon and Cornwall Police of up to 50% of the funding target (up to a maximum value of £5,000).

Grants Online is the UK’s most comprehensive and up to date UK grant funding information service. Updated on a daily basis, Grants Online informs you of grant funding opportunities from the European Union, UK Government Agencies, the Lottery as well as Grant Making Trusts & Foundations.

Much more than just a searchable database of grants, Grants Online pro-actively alerts you of relevant new funding opportunities as and when they arise.

‘Find a Grant’ digital service’

The Cabinet Office has recently launched a ‘Find a Grant’ digital service, a single place for eligible individuals and organisations to find and apply for government grants and gain access to financial support.

The government has recently decided to make it mandatory, which means central government departments and their arms-length bodies must advertise their competitive grant schemes via the service from 1 April.

The Cabinet Office is also offering councils the opportunity to advertise their grants on the service.

Million Hours | The National Lottery Community Fund

This funding is for organisations to give extra support to young people in areas where they may be at risk of anti-social behaviour. We want to fund extra hours of youth work for additional activities that give these young people more places to go and positive things to do.

This programme is funded by the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund.

We can fund work with young people aged:

  • 11 to 18
  • up to 25 if they have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).