General Information & How To Apply

Organisations which help to reduce crime and protect communities in Merseyside are being invited to apply for a share of the Police Commissioner’s Crime Prevention Fund.

This is the second year that Jane Kennedy has opened the fund which 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 criminal behaviour.

A total of £150,000 is available from the fund and the Commissioner is inviting groups to submit bids of between £5,000 and £25,000 for innovative community safety projects or schemes that will be run during 2016/17.

Jane said: “Merseyside is fortunate in having a wealth of voluntary and community groups which are working hard to prevent and tackle anti-social behaviour and crime and make our region an even better place to live.

“Through the Crime Prevention Fund my aim is to give these organisations a valuable cash boost which will make a difference to communities in Merseyside, helping people to feel safer in their homes while also preventing crime and anti-social behaviour.”

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 4 March 2016.

Guidance Notes 

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Application Form

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Support, Advice and local drop-in surgeries

CVS: Drop-In available Thursday 25th February, 9.30am-12.30pm.
Please call 0151 489 1222 or email to book an appointment.
Nutgrove Villa, 1 Griffith’s Rd, Huyton L36 6NA (Map)



Liverpool CVS:
151 Dale Street Liverpool L2 2AH
Please call 0151 227 5177 or email

Sefton CVS: Drop-In available Wednesday 17th February, 10am-3pm
Please call 0151 920 0726 or email to book an appointment. 

3rd Floor, North Wing, Burlington House, Waterloo, L22 0LG (Map)


Halton & St Helens VCA: 
St Helens – Tontine House, 24 Church Street, St Helens WA10 1BD.
Halton – St Maries, Lugsdale Road, Widnes, WA8 6DB
To book an appointment, please call 01744 457100 or email

Community Action Wirral: Drop-In available Wednesday 24th March.
Please call 0151 353 9700 or email to book an appointment. 
St James Centre, 344 Laird Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 7AL (Map)



Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services 
Registered Charity No 223485
Registered in England, Company Ltd. by Guarantee No. 181759

Sefton Council for Voluntary Service
Registered Charity No. 1024546.
Registered in England, Company Ltd. by Guarantee No. 2832920.