About the Active Citizens Fund
The Birmingham Active Citizens Fund combines three streams of
funding so that West Midlands Police will be better placed to
engage with the public and encourage 'active citizenship'. This
means that communities in the West Midlands will be actively
involved in projects that will make a positive difference to
Neighbourhood Policing Units (NPUs) have been provided with an
annual budget to help fund community projects that reflect the
priorities of WMP and its partners.
Your local Neighbourhood Team will be running events to identify
community priorities and to discuss how the funds will be
If you would like to discuss a project or get involved in your
community please contact either:
or contact your local Neighbourhood Team by visiting https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/
'Find your local Police' which will provide you with details of
your local team and how to get in touch.
- Groups and organisations must be properly constituted and have
a separate bank account with at least two signatories in to which
we can pay the funds. If there is no dedicated
group/organisation bank account, an umbrella organisation may take
responsibility for the financial transactions.
- A group does not need to be based in the community where the
project is run, but the project must be of direct benefit to the
residents / priorities of that area.
- We do not fund individual requests for funding or sponsorship,
for example sponsored walks.
- You may include revenue items where this is essential to the
running of a time limited project. We cannot support a bid to
cover the cost of a salary.
- We do not require match funding, but will look favourably on
projects which contribute additional funds.
Following your application, a local community panel and the NPU
Commander will make a decision on whether it meets the criteria set
by the individual Neighbourhood Team priorities.
If successful, the applicant will be notified of the reporting
and evaluation process they will need to abide by in order to
receive the funding.
Once an application has been approved, the applicant will be
asked to sign and return a Grant Conditions Form and provide a copy
of a bank statement.
An evaluation and impact assessment will be carried out
quarterly if multiple stage payments apply. If a single
payment is the appropriate option, then monitoring and evaluation
will be carried out at the end of the project.