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Crime Prevention Fund 2022/23


The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s vision for Essex is to ensure that safe and secure communities are the bedrock on which we build success and well-being for all. The Police and Crime Plan makes a clear strategic commitment to prevention, a shift in our main effort from rapid response into a model of targeted prevention and early intervention. To support the new Police and Crime Plan and to deliver the vision for the PFCC has created a Crime Prevention Fund.

This £200,000 fund offers grants of up to £20,000 for community projects that help to deliver effective approaches to prevent crime from happening in the first place, to reduce overall crime and to keep our communities safe.

Applications to the fund must demonstrate activity that prevent crime inline with one of the twelve Police and Crime Plan priorities. This can include projects that:

  • Recognise and welcome the increased diversity of Essex and support communities to work together and prevent crime by encouraging reporting, identifying problem areas and target prevention activity.
  • Provide extra support and early intervention for people with additional needs or who are at increased risk of becoming victims of crime
  • Collaborate with rural communities and partners to understand rural communities and their issues in order to prevent crime
  • Work to reduce the fear women feel in their communities and support projects that make public space free from abuse and harassment


The March 22/23 round has now closed.  Details to follow soon about future funding rounds.


Some CSDF success stories:

Firebreak Programme

The Essex County Fire and Rescue Service ‘Firebreak Programme’ aims to promote a culture of safety, team work and citizenship by teaching a range of vital life skills while undertaking the various disciplines of the Fire Service. The scheme is part funded by the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner and provides a learning environment that combines practical skills and scenario based training.

Sue Pell – Essex Girls and Boys Club

The Essex Boys and Girls Clubs provide safe environments for young people to gather, away from the threat of drugs, alcohol or crime. Their ethos is engaging young people in adventurous activities, sports and arts to foster a positive impact on their lives. You can watch the video to learn more about the fantastic work Sue and her colleagues do.

Street Pastors

Street Pastors is an interdenominational church response to the issues of local communities. Pastors provide a Christian presence on the streets in local communities in order to listen, care and help. They support patrons of the late economy without discrimination on any grounds. To look at how the CSDF benefits the scheme you can watch the following video.

Turning Tides

Turning Tides is a project of the Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS) which carries out community based projects in conjunction with partner organisations.  It promotes active citizenship and offers a range of activities for young people living in disadvantaged areas of central Southend as well as supporting isolated, older people living across the borough. Turning Tides encourages involvement in social activities, volunteering, training and environmental projects.


PFCC for Essex, Kelvedon Park, London Road, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex, CM8 3HB
01245 291600

If your enquiry relates to operational policing or a crime please contact Essex Police

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