John Dwyer, Adam Wordsworth, and Terry O’Neill at Helsby Parish Play Area

The Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to investing money into local projects which prevent crime and anti-social behaviour under his Community Action Fund.

Up-to £5,000 is available for new projects or initiatives which will deliver community safety or crime prevention activities.

The Commissioner makes decisions on where the fund can be used most effectively to address community needs, whilst supporting the aims within the Police and Crime Plan and Cheshire Constabulary’s budget priorities for each financial year.

Applications are welcomed from community, voluntary or third sector organisations including Parish Councils and must be submitted to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner directly by members of the community.

Projects must be located within Cheshire and must focus on local needs. They must also be match-funded.

All projects must engage with the local policing team. In most cases this will be your local dedicated PCSO. The named individual will need to be aware of the project and will be able to endorse that the information within your application addresses local needs.

Community Action Fund FAQs 21-22

Community Action Fund Grant making principles 21-22

Community Action Fund Application Form 2021-22

Completed applications should be sent to [email protected] FAO Sarah Tilling, Senior Engagement and Projects Officer.


If you will be working with children or vulnerable adults you will be required to confirm you have policies and procedures relating to Safeguarding Children and/or Vulnerable Adults that are in accordance with national guidelines and any guidance issued by the relevant Local Safeguarding Adults Board and/or Local Safeguarding Children Board.

Further advice and support can be found via the local board websites which can be found below:

Local Safeguarding Children Boards

Local Safeguarding Adult Boards