Skip to content

Coronavirus (COVID-19): the policing response and what you need to know

Commissioner’s Community Action Fund

The Commissioner’s Community Action Fund (CCAF) is funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset.

COVID-19 Recovery

As we emerge into the recovery phase of the global health pandemic, the fund will prioritise local charities, community and voluntary groups who have been impacted by the demands of the pandemic.

The aspiration of this fund will be to support our communities and the voluntary sector during this challenging time.

The Police Community Trust (PCT) have increased the grant value to a maximum of £5,000 per application. For funding opportunities available over the next few months, please see application deadlines.

The grant criteria and application process will still apply.

The Commissioner’s Community Action Fund enables communities to come together and tackle issues in their local area relating to the priorities set out in the Police Crime Plan.

What is the grant criteria?

When reviewing your application, Trustees will be looking to ensure that:

  • bids evidence value for money and be realistic and deliverable with any financial dependencies clearly identified
  • supporting comments from your local police team or other organisations are included
  • grants will be awarded with the aspiration of equitable coverage across the force area
Who can apply?

Community and other local voluntary organisations in the Avon and Somerset police force area.

What value can you apply for?

Grants of up to £5,000 are usually awarded.

What will this grant not support?
  • Individuals
  • Expeditions or trips
  • Replacement of statutory funding or salaries
  • Bursaries or scholarships
  • Projects outside Avon and Somerset
  • Building costs are given a very low priority
How to apply for a CCAF grant

To apply for a grant from the Commissioner’s Community Action Fund, complete the online form.

Application deadlines

Applications need to be received by:

  • 31 July (decision to be made in September)
  • 30 September (decision to be made in November)
  • 30 November (decision to be made in January)
Page feedback
Was this page useful? *
What best describes the reason for your visit today?