Redbridge Community Safety Fund
The London Borough of Redbridge Community Safety Fund provides grants to third sector community based organisations to enable delivery of local crime prevention activities, community communication and to support police and enforcement teams to promote a sense of security and community spirit.
How much is available?
The Fund consists of a total of £50,000. The funding is available to support third sector organisations (ie organisations that are not for profit and non-governmental, for example registered charities and social enterprises) to assist in the reduction of crime and protect victims, witnesses and vulnerable people.
What can this funding be used for?
The fund supports a number of key activities along strategic themes. The Leader and the Cabinet Member for Civic Pride have identified a number of areas where third sector organisations are well placed to help deliver projects. These are:
Tackling Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour:
- Programmes and activities to divert children and young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour. Priority consideration will be given to applications that seek to reduce and prevent weapon-enabled violence such as knife crime among young people
- Community led initiatives to reduce serious acquisitive crimes, such as vehicle crime and domestic burglary, including traditional evidence-led target hardening activity
- Community level problem-solving approaches to address the issues that impact upon and matter the most to local people, including anti-social behaviour
- Community led initiatives that promote community cohesion, strengthen sense of belonging within communities and empower local people to help achieve their ambitions
- Activities funded under this theme could include neighbourhood watch activities, community street patrols supervised by police (such as the Street Watch programme), and other community initiatives deemed appropriate by the Council
Protecting People from Harm:
- Projects which contribute directly to the outcomes of reducing offending, anti-social behaviour, victimisation or demand to the police
- Community projects working with offenders who are at risk of homelessness, prostitution or street drinking
- Community led initiatives to prevent hate crime and raise public awareness
- Community led initiatives to help identify, tackle and reduce hidden harm, including human trafficking, and crimes impacting upon those least likely to report to the police – such as young people and Black, Asian and minority ethnic and new and emerging communities
Helping and Supporting Victims:
Programmes to raise awareness and keep people safe online, focusing on preventing child exploitation, bullying, sexting, technologically-assisted harmful sexual behaviour, fraud and other forms of cyber-crime.
All applications need to demonstrate evidence of support from other partner organisations and the involvement of the police. Applications will not be supported that include requests to meet accommodation and food costs or that are considered to be the sole responsibility of the Local Authority.
Organisations making an application for funding must be legally constituted. This may be as a charity, social enterprise, company limited by guarantee or other not for profit status, for example, a trust. The Council is unable to give grants directly to organisations or individuals with no legal status. If an organisation does not have legal status and they wish to apply for a grant they may do so. However, they must demonstrate in the application that a legally constituted organisation is willing to act as an accountable body for the funding, and attach a letter or email to confirm its agreement (this may be Police or other organisation deemed appropriate by the Council).
How to apply:
Applications for funding will be received on an ad-hoc basis. Receipt proposal will be acknowledged within three working days, additional information may be requested at this stage. Applications will be reviewed by the Operational Director of Civic Pride and Head of Community Safety and Protection in conjunction with the Cabinet Member for Civic Pride and a decision regarding funding taken in accordance with the Council’s governance arrangements. You will receive a decision on your application within fourteen working days of your application.
Please complete the Community Safety Fund Proposal Form (PDF 131.42KB)
To complete the form, please follow the instructions below:
- download/save the PDF to a known drive on your own computer without adding any information
- you should save it preferably with some identifier such as "Ward-name Street Watch bid" etc
- close the open form on your screen and go to the drive you have saved the form in and open it from that drive
- you can then add the requested information into each box
- once complete, save it again to your own computer
- send the completed form through to RSCP@redbridge.gov.uk using the mail button on the toolbar at the top of the PDF