Apply for Funding

The Police & Crime Commissioner currently has two types of funding. The Safe:Space Sussex Funding Network has been set up to assist the delivery of projects which support victims and witnesses of crime, while the Community Safety Fund assists community groups that help reduce or prevent crime in Sussex. To find out more please click on the funding type below.

Safe:Space Sussex Funding Network

The Safe:Space Sussex Funding Network has been specifically designed to ensure the services the Commissioner commissions for victims and witnesses of crime are the best they can be as promised in the Police & Crime Plan.

Providers who wish to apply for funding for victim/witness support services will need to sign up to the funding network which will act as an approved providers list.

How to sign up as an approved provider:

To sign up as an approved provider, providers must demonstrate certain levels of quality assurance (dependent on the upper-level of funding they will be looking to apply for) and confirm acceptance of the terms and conditions within the prospectus.

Signing up as an approved provider is a one-time process – should organisations wish to increase the upper-level of funding at a later date, an updated application to meet the QA will be required.

Once providers are signed up, priority areas for funding will be opened to applications/business cases.

For more information on the funding network and the terms and conditions applicable to providers who sign up, please read the Prospectus (Appendix A, Appendix B, Appendix C)

Initial provider sign up is now closed.

If you do wish to apply to the network please email

How to apply for funding:

The Safe:Space Sussex Funding Network is currently closed to funding applications.

If you have any queries, please contact Micha at the email address above or on 01273 337036

Community Safety Fund

The Police & Crime Commissioner has set aside some funding for local community groups that help reduce or prevent crime in Sussex. The Community Safety Fund has supported many such projects over the past few years, to the benefit of local people and neighbourhoods.  Community Safety Fund – providing financial support (grant awards up to £5,000) to local organisations and projects that aim to reduce crime and improve community safety. Applications for the Community Safety Fund will be accepted three times a year.

How to apply

The fund is not currently open for new applications, but this page will be updated with details of when we expect it to re-open in due course. 

In the meantime, this guidance and criteria document will help prospective applicants to consider whether they should apply. Please refer closely to this document when completing your application form. We also recommend that you read the full list of terms and conditions.

Please contact the office on 01273 481561 or at if you have any queries about the Community Safety Fund.

All applicants are usually notified of the outcome of their application within 6 weeks of the deadline.

Successful applications

Safe:Space Sussex Funding Network:

A complete list of successful applications for 2018 can be viewed here.

Community Safety Fund:

A complete list of successful applications 2015-January 2017 can be viewed here, and a full list of successful applications in 2017-18 can be viewed here.

The short film below highlights some of the projects that are already being supported by the Police & Crime Commissioner. In addition, you can see some more videos of projects that were successful in securing funding here.

Further information

If you have any questions about grant funding from the Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner please contact us.

Don’t forget, there may be other local grants that you can apply for. For more information,  please consult the external funding webpages at East Sussex County CouncilWest Sussex County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council.

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