Crime Prevention Fund

The Commissioner's Crime Prevention Fund is designed to help local groups protect their communities from crime.

The Fund 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 illegal behaviour.

Please note, this fund is currently closed


On February 2nd, 2016, the PCC reopened her Crime Prevention Fund for the second year running.

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

Applications needed to support at least one of the Commissioner’s priorities and address at least one area of the Crime Prevention Model.

The successful applications were announced in March 2016. Please find the details of all the organisations who received funding for 2016/17 here.

The Commissioner’s priorities:

  • Prevent Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour.
  • Provide a Visible and Accessible Neighbourhood Policing Style
  • Tackle Serious and Organised Crime.
  • Support Victims, Protect Vulnerable People and Maintain Public Safety.

Read more about the Commissioner's priorities here

Crime Prevention Model:

  • Primary Prevention  (situation an social prevention)is directed at stopping a problem before it happens.  This involves reducing the opportunities for crime, addressing social and / or environmental factors that increase risk of offending, and strengthening community and social structures.
  • Secondary Prevention – seeks to change people, typically those at high risk of embarking upon a criminal career.  The focus can be on a rapid/effective early interventions (for example, youth programmes) and/or high risk neighbourhoods.
  • Tertiary Prevention – focuses on dealing with offending after it has happened.  The focus is on intervention in the lives of known offenders in an attempt to prevent them from re-offending.

Applicants have to demonstrate a proven need.  They will also be assessed to see how well they will protect vulnerable communities.Awards were aimed at initiatives in the community, which must have identified achievable benefits/outcomes.

This pan-Merseyside fund is being administered by
Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services (LCVS)
and Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (Sefton CVS) and a range of advice, support and local drop-in sessions are being held to help those interested in applying.


In 2015, the Commissioner announced she was launching her Crime Prevention Fund.

Jane pledged a total of £88,000 to the fund and invited local residents, voluntary and community groups to apply for funding from £5,000 and £25,000 for innovative community safety projects or schemes that will be run during this financial year.

Find the details of the successful organisations from 2015/16 here.