The Safer Communities Fund has been established to encourage public involvement in the prevention and reduction of crime and to allow community groups to bid for monies to help create safer communities across Cheshire.

The total fund in 2017/18 will amount to £60,000. In order to facilitate a reasonable distribution of the Fund, applications will be limited to a maximum of £5,000. There is no minimum level of funding.

***Please note that applications for 2017/2018 funding are no longer being accepted.***

Applications must support crime prevention or reduction or the objectives within the Police and Crime Plan and must be located within Cheshire. This could include, but is not limited to, projects that will:

  • Support victims
  • Protect vulnerable people
  • Tackle anti-social behaviour and drugs
  • Improve road safety
  • Promote a safe night time economy

For more information about the fund and how to apply please see below. More information can also be found in our frequently asked questions section.


"I am committed to working with local resident and community groups to support them in delivering safer communities for the whole of Cheshire. The Safer Communities Fund will provide small grants to assist groups in tackling local concerns, and reducing crime in their area.

"My Safer Communities Fund is open to all local groups and organisations and I will endeavour to consider applications within six weeks of them being received. Together we can make a real difference across Cheshire.

"Local people understand their community better than anyone and have some well thought out ideas on what could be done to improve their area. I want to empower people to make a positive impact whether they are involved in local organisations, charities, community and volunteering groups.

"I want to see projects that support victims and vulnerable people or prevent crime and anti-social behaviour. I want bidders to be able to show how they can work to make their project sustainable but I am not setting a minimum funding level and match funding whilst preferable won't always be necessary, so no project is too small - if it helps making your local community safer I’m keen to get behind it."

David Keane - Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire