Crime & Disorder Reduction Grants

The Commissioner can make a crime and disorder reduction grant to any person or organisation in Merseyside helping to tackle these issues in the region.

These grants are used to help the Commissioner achieve the aims in her Police and Crime Plan.


Based on the significant financial risks faced by the PCC and Merseyside Police in September 2015, the PCC requested a review of her Crime Prevention Strategy.  On November 6th, the PCC considered a decision paper on the options for continuing with the strategy and the PCC approved its continuation, but reduced the funding to each Local Authority's Community Safety Partnership by 25% from 2015/16.

This decision would have enabled savings to be released to contribute towards the anticipated overall savings that the Force and PCC were expecting the Government to announce.

However, on November 17th, 2015, the Chancellor  made a significant U-turn in his Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) by announcing: "There will be no cuts in the police budget at all. There will be real terms protection for police funding."

In light of this announcement, and also following the Government's decision to suspend its review of the funding formula, the PCC agreed to review her decision regarding funding for the Community Safety Partnerships.

After considering various options, the PCC decided to protect the Community Safety Funding from reductions and maintain a Crime Prevention Fund by utilising the Crime Prevention Strategy Reserve to bridge any funding shortfall.

As a result grants totalling £2.965 were again awarded to the region's Community Safety Partnerships and voluntary sector.

Please find a summary of the grants awarded here

A further £150,000 will be maintained in the PCC's Crime Prevention Fund.

Full details of this decision and the funding allocated can be found as a Key Decision here.


In 2015/16, the Commissioner awarded grants totalling £2.965m to Merseyside Police, the region's Community Safety Partnerships and voluntary sector.

Please find a summary of the grants awarded here

Each of the Community Safety Partnerships provides the Commissioner with an annual report or delivery plan. Please find these below:

City Safe Annual Report
Knowsley Partnership Community Safety Plan
Sefton Safer Communities Partnership Plan
St Helens Community Safety Partnership
Wirral Community Safety Partnership Strategy

The Community Safety Partnerships have provided the Commissioner with an end of year progress report. Please find these below:

Liverpool end of year report 15/16

Knowsley end of year report 15/16

Sefton end of year report 15/16

St Helens end of year report 15/16

Wirral end of year report 15/16

Previous Years

Please use this link to find the full terms and conditions of the Crime & Disorder Reduction Grants awarded by the Commissioner in 2014/15 and 2013/14.

Merseyside Offender Mentoring Project

From 1st April, 2015, to March 31st, 2016, the Commissioner also provided a specific grant to Sefton CVS to continue to deliver the Merseyside Offender Mentoring project.

This follows on from a grant for the same period for the previous year.

This project aims to reduce reoffending by engaging with serving prisoners to prepare them from release and work with volunteer mentors in the community.

Find out more about the success of the Merseyside Offender Mentoring Scheme here.

Find the full details for this grant.