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The Commissioner's Police Property Act Fund is designed to give one-off grants of up to £5,000 to community and voluntary organisations that are making Merseyside a better place to live, work or visit.

All the money goes towards projects that are making a difference in their communities and are helping to deliver the Commissioner's policing priorities for tackling crime and reducing disorder.

This funding comes from the sale of property which has come into the police's possession, but where the owner cannot be identified or where a court order has been made.

Since 2015 the funding for distributed via the Police Property Act Fund has focussed on projects that help to divert young people away from anti-social behaviour and crime, particularly over the busy Halloween and Bonfire Night period.

What the Commissioner is looking for:

  • Projects which allow the local community to tackle the problems in their neighbourhoods themselves;
  • Projects organised by charities, community groups or social enterprises based anywhere in Merseyside;
  • Projects which include as many sections of the community as possible;
  • Projects that can demonstrate that they will make a difference to their community;
  • Projects that are innovative and creative – or taking a new approach to tackling long-term problems;
  • Projects that are tackling Jane's Priorities as detailed in her Police and Crime Plan.

See the full guidelines for applying for a grant.

Community Foundation logoThe Commissioner's fund is administered by the Community Foundation for Merseyside (CFM), which gives individuals and organisations the opportunity to give to deserving causes in Merseyside and Lancashire.

The Commissioner's fund is administered by the Community Foundation for Merseyside (CFM), which gives individuals and organisations the opportunity to give to deserving causes in Merseyside and Lancashire. 

Please note, this fund is currently closed.

Grants awarded

Find out about the projects the Commissioner has supported through her Police Property Act Fund by using the links below:

Grants awarded 2020 Grants awarded 2019
Grants awarded 2018 Grants awarded 2017
Grants awarded 2016 Grants awarded 2015
Grants awarded 2014 Grants awarded 2013


Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell consulting on her Police and Crime Plan

How can we make Merseyside even safer?

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner is asking for your views on how we can make Merseyside even safer.

Emily Spurrell wants you to share your opinions on policing and community safety with her through her Safer Merseyside consultation.

Your views will be the backbone of her spearhead document, Merseyside’s Police and Crime Plan, which will set the policing and community safety priorities for the region for the next three years.

Merseyside PCC