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Community Safety Development Fund 2022/23

We are committed to working with our local voluntary and community sector partners to deliver on the ambitions of the Police and Crime Plan to keep our communities safe. 

Recognising the value of these groups, and the vital work they do for local communities, Roger Hirst, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex has reopened the Community Safety Development Fund.

This £300,000 fund offers grants of up to £20,000 for community projects. 

If you have a project which delivers against the priorities in the Police and Crime Plan please apply by Friday 17th of February 2023.

The criteria for the 2022-3 fund and a downloadable application form are available below. If you have any queries about this opportunity, or would like to discuss your application, please contact the PFCC’s office via [email protected] or 01245 291600



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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