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Commissioner’s Community (POCA) Grants Scheme deadline extended

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Posted 14th July 2023

Giving Back: The Commissioner’s Community (POCA) Grants Scheme deadline is now noon at 30 September.

The Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings, has a vision for “South Yorkshire to be a safe place to live, learn, work and travel.” Giving Back, The Commissioner’s Community Grant’s Scheme, is aimed at empowering non-profit organisations to contribute towards achieving this vision.

The scheme is funded from the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) and the PCC’s policing budget. The Proceeds of Crime Act refers to monies confiscated from criminals and awarded to worthy causes to help reduce crime and the impacts of crime in South Yorkshire. The PCC also allocates funding from his budget to make up the total scheme value.

The Police and Crime Commissioner has awarded almost £2 million in grants since the community scheme was launched in 2014. Each year we award up to £150,000 to deliver projects that help to address local crime-related problems and keep people safe.


Deadline: 30 September 2023 Noon

Funding amount: Up to £10,000

Maximum project length: Up to 12 months

Application process: Online form


Non-profit organisations are invited to apply for up to £10,000 to develop and deliver projects based in South Yorkshire. Projects can be focused on specific communities, neighbourhood, districts or county-wide.

To be eligible to apply, organisations should meet the following criteria:

  • A non-profit organisation e.g. charity, voluntary organisation, company interest company, etc.
  • A bank account that requires a minimum of two signatures for withdrawals and payments
  • A written governing document e.g. a constitution/articles of association/trust deeds, or similar
  • If working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, a Safeguarding Policy with all delivery staff holding an enhanced DBS certificate


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