North East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Crime Reduction Fund 2018/19

The North East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Crime Reduction Fund is now open again for 2018/19 applications. Round 1 closes on 14th June 2018.

Round 2 is now open and closes on 6th September 2018

This 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.


The original PRESS RELEASE detailing the launch on 3rd July 2017 can be found here.

Round 1 is now open and closes on 14th June 2018
Round 2 closes 6th September
Round 3 closes 13th December

You can always contact Richard Wendel-Jones at VANEL to discuss the application process via richard@vanel.org.uk / 01472 361043.


About the fund

This grant scheme accepts applications from voluntary, community and not for profit organisations in North East Lincolnshire that can clearly demonstrate how their project contributes to the delivery of the PCCH Police and Crime Plan and the North East Lincolnshire (NEL) Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Plan.

The specific funding priorities for these grants are to contribute to at least ONE of the PCCH aims:
– To deliver increasingly self-sustaining and safe communities in the Humber area;
– To build public confidence in the agencies involved in creating safer communities and
– To promote services to victims and the vulnerable that meet their needs

AND to contribute to at least ONE of the North East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership Indicators:
•             Overall Crime
•             Violent Crime
•             Domestic Abuse (crimes & incidents)
•             Anti-Social Behaviour (incidents)
•             East and West Marsh wards (overall crime and anti-social behaviour)
•             Offending (including re-offending)
•             Substance & Alcohol Misuse (including related harms and recovery rates)

The Partnership will also work collaboratively to develop Community Cohesion and tackle Hate Crime to ensure that all people in North East Lincolnshire “Benefit from sustainable communities”

Eligibility Criteria

You need to be able to show us that you are a not for profit (charitable) organisation by sharing your constitution and your latest set of audited or independently examined annual accounts with us.

Your application needs to demonstrate that you are committed to supporting the delivery of the outcomes in the PCCH Police and Crime Plan and the NEL Community Safety Partnership Plan.

Application Process

Application form deadlines for 2018/19 are:

Thurs 14th June 2018; Thurs 6th September 2018; Thurs 13th December 2018

Panel dates are:

Wed 20th June 2018; Thurs 13th September 2018; Wed 19th December 2018

The results will be announced on:

Monday 25th June 2018 ; Monday 24th September 2018; Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Successful applicants will receive an offer letter with information about the grant terms and conditions; monitoring visit and final reporting format. Unsuccessful applicants will also be notified.

Grant Conditions including Monitoring and Reporting

As soon as a signed copy of the offer letter has been returned by the applicant the total grant amount will be awarded to the applicant organisation and sent to the named contact person.

A mutually convenient monitoring visit date will be set in writing with the named contact person.

Once the project has been completed and the final report will need to be submitted within 14 days.

Grant Limits

Short Term Projects: Applicants wishing to deliver a project of up I year in length may apply for up to £10,000.

Longer Term Projects: Applicants wishing to deliver a project of 2 years or longer may apply for a total grant of between £10,000 and £50,000.

Whether short term or longer your project will still need to demonstrate or consider how sustainability for the project will be achieved.

Minor capital items can be included, however large items such as buildings will not be funded.

Download the application form here.

An application guide for applicants can be downloaded here

For further details or to apply contact:
Richard Wendel-Jones at VANEL via richard@vanel.org.uk
or look at www.vanel.org.uk/crf
or 01472 361043 and ask to speak to Richard Wendel-Jones or Paula Grant


Looking back to when the fund originally launched 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.