Active Citizens Fund
ACTIVE CITIZENS FUND
November 2017 update: Due to the high volume
of bids received to date, some areas have closed their application
process and are not accepting any further applications at this
stage, although the Active Citizen Funding initiative is ongoing.
To save you time and effort please check with your
local Neighbourhood Team before submitting an application
The Active Citizens Fund is now in its second year. This
initiative combines three previous streams of funding (Proceeds of
Crime Act - POCA, Community Initiative Fund - CIF and Police
Property Act - PPA) so that West Midlands Police will be better
placed to engage with the public and encourage 'active
citizenship'. This means that local groups and
communities in the West Midlands will actively establish and lead
projects that will make a positive difference to them whilst
helping to reduce crime and making the West Midlands a safer place
to live and work
Neighbourhood Policing Units (NPUs) have an annual budget to
help fund community projects that reflect the priorities of West
Midlands Police and its partners. The final decision on all
funding applications is made by the NPU Commander.
Each NPU has adopted slightly different processes and it is
essential that your first step will be to make contact with your
local neighbourhood partnership team prior to completing an
Information about your area can be found on individual pages on
the right side of the page.
Your local team will advise you further about the local process
and local priorities. They will also guide you through the
application process, provide some advice on whether your
application is likely to be successful, and where appropriate, will
give you an application form.
Once you have spoken to your local team and completed an
application form, your bid should be submitted to your NPU.
If successful and approved, you will be notified accordingly and
contacted by the Police and Crime Commissioner's office. You
will be asked to sign and return a Grant Conditions form and
provide a copy of your group's / organisation's bank statement.
Please note that all successful schemes/projects are
monitored. Applicants will be required to provide regular
'Impact Assessment' reports and details of financial expenditure,
including copies of all invoices and receipts throughout the life
of the project/scheme and at its conclusion. Provision
of monitoring and assessment information is a condition to which
you will be agreeing if you sign the Grant Conditions' form.
For more general information about the Active Citizens Fund,
please contact the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for
the West Midlands:
- By phone: (0121) 626