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The Commissioner's Crime Prevention Fund is designed to help local groups protect their communities from crime.

The Fund is used to help charities, community groups and social enterprises stop problems before they occur, by reducing the opportunities for crime and by deterring people away from becoming involved in anti-social and illegal behaviour.

Merseyside Crime Prevention Fund logoApplications need to support at least one of the Commissioner’s priorities and address at least one area of the Crime Prevention Model (below).

Read more about the Commissioner's priorities.

Please note, this fund is now closed.

Crime Prevention Model:

  • Primary Prevention (situation an social prevention)is directed at stopping a problem before it happens. This involves reducing the opportunities for crime, addressing social and / or environmental factors that increase risk of offending, and strengthening community and social structures.
  • Secondary Prevention – seeks to change people, typically those at high risk of embarking upon a criminal career. The focus can be on a rapid/effective early interventions (for example, youth programmes) and/or high risk neighbourhoods.
  • Tertiary Prevention – focuses on dealing with offending after it has happened. The focus is on intervention in the lives of known offenders in an attempt to
    prevent them from re-offending.Community Foundation

Applicants have to demonstrate a proven need. They are also assessed to see how well they protect vulnerable communities. Awards are aimed at initiatives in the community, which have identified achievable benefits/outcomes.

This pan-Merseyside fund is administered by the Community Foundation for Merseyside.

Previous grants awarded

Crime Prevention Fund grants 2019/20                 Crime Prevention Fund grants 2018/19

Crime Prevention Fund grants 2017/18                 Crime Prevention Fund grants 2016/17

Crime Prevention Fund grants 2015/16

Jane wants your views on policing funding today...

The Police Commissioner has to set the police budget soon.

She wants your views on  if you would be willing to contribute an extra 19p a week in your council tax  to enable the Chief Constable to recruit 160 new police officers next year, as well help balance the budget and protect jobs?

Without the extra funding the Commissioner will have to reduce the budget, the recruitment of new officers can’t
go ahead and the Chief Constable will be required to cut back on the service again.