North East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Crime Reduction Fund

The North East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Crime Reduction Fund opened for applications on Monday 3 July 2017.

This new scheme has been funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside (PCC) and is being managed by Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire (VANEL) on behalf of the North East Lincolnshire CSP.

This £84,000 fund has been launched to help voluntary and community groups in North East Lincolnshire tackle problems ranging from anti-social behaviour to domestic abuse.

The original PRESS RELEASE detailing the launch on 3rd July 2017 can be found here.
The article on the VANEL website launching the fund is here.

The first round of submissions is now closed.
These submissions will be considered at the meeting of the CRF panel on 13th September.
Successful applications will be announced on 25th September.

The next submission deadline is 30th November 2017.

1 to 1 funding appointments are available on 25th and 26th July 2017 at VANEL offices in Grimsby to discuss your potential applications to the Crime Reduction Fund.  Either contact Richard Wendel-Jones via / 01472 361043 to discuss further or alternatively contact Helen Pickett via / 01472 231123 to make an appointment.

About the fund

Groups whose work addresses one or more of the following areas are invited to bid for up to £5,000 from the fund:
·        Overall crime
·        Violent crime
·        Domestic abuse
·        Anti-social behaviour
·        High Demand Wards (East and West Marsh)
·        Offending (including re-offending)
·        Substance and alcohol misuse (including related harms and recovery rates)
·        Promoting community cohesion and tackling hate crime

Applicants must also show how they contribute to at least one of the following PCC aims:
·        Deliver increasingly self-sustaining and safe communities in the Humber area;
·        Build public confidence in the agencies involved in creating safer communities and
·        Promote services to victims and the vulnerable that meet their needs

There will be three bidding rounds before 31 March 2018 and the deadline for the second round of applications is 30th November 2017.

Applications will be evaluated by an independent panel and the results of the first round will be announced on 18 December 2017.

The total amount available for the first year is £84,375 with £28,125 being allocated to each of the three bidding rounds.

A maximum award of £5,000 can be awarded to any one group in any one year.


The second application round is now open and will close on 30th November 2017.

Applications will be evaluated by an independent panel and the results of the first round will be announced on 25 September 2017.

£28,125 is allocated to each of the three bidding rounds.

Download the application form here.

An application guide for applicants can be downloaded here.

For full details or to apply contact:
Richard Wendel-Jones at VANEL via
or look at
or 01472 361043 and ask to speak to Richard Wendel-Jones or Paula Grant

Launching the new fund in July 2017…

Launching the fund June 2017

Launching the North East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Crime Reduction Fund.

In the front of the photo are Cllr Dave Bolton, NELC, and Keith Hunter, Police & Crime Commissioner for Humberside.

They are pictured with (not in name order):

Steve Kay – Director Prevention and Early Help NELC                         
Becky Bailey – Interchange Manager Humberside Community Rehabilitation Company
Spencer Hunt – Head of Community Safety & Public Protection NELC                  
Lisa Hilder – Assistant Director for Strategic Planning NEL CCG
Stewart Wilson – Local Safeguarding Board
Paula Grant – Chief Officer VANEL               
David Hall – Superintendent Communities Humberside Police
Cllr Stan Shreve – NELC
Geoff Barnes – Assistant Director Public Health NELC                    
Nick Tharratt – Public Safety Manager (South) Humberside Fire & Rescue Services
Colin Lomas – Community Services Manager NELC
Liz Butcher – National Probation Service    
Robbie Walker Brown – Communities and Engagement Manager Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Humberside

Additional information

The North East Lincolnshire (NEL) Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is one of four crime reduction partnerships covering the whole of the Humberside Policing area. The NEL CSP comprises representatives from statutory authorities with direct responsibility for reducing crime and disorder across our local communities, namely Humberside Police; North East Lincolnshire Council; Humberside Fire and Rescue Service; National Probation Service; Interserve (local probation service); Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside; North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group and other supporting partners including Shoreline Housing; Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire

The NEL CSP is responsible for undertaking an annual survey of member organisations and local residents and producing a Joint Strategic Intelligence Assessment based on both information from the public in receipt of community safety services and statistical results gathered by community safety partners. This information together with ongoing partnership research and wider community safety partner consultation then informs the development of the partnership plan. The overarching outcome of the plan is to ensure people feel safe and are safe. Specific indicators were agreed to show progress towards achieving this outcome and voluntary and community groups are actively encouraged to contribute to this plan.

Each indicator has a specific task and finish group which includes community safety operational staff, service providers and representatives from voluntary and community groups who help to identify and resolve community safety problems, for example via local Neighbourhood Watch Groups, the Victims Support Service; and community forums. These groups focus on tackling challenges and tactical approaches to crime prevention using early intervention measures and designing out crime to ensure community safety is continuously improving.