Community Grants

We are aware that many people in our communities are pulling together to help each other through these challenging times. To support this we are making some changes to our Community grants process to make it easier for organisations, charities and voluntary groups to help support our communities stay safe and well.

Changes to OPFCC Community Grants

We will be making some changes to the way you can apply for Community grants to make sure that communities can still access funding during this period of restricted mobility and social distancing.

We recognise that during the period of lockdown and self-isolation some people in our communities may be more likely to be vulnerable than usual. There may be more people than usual experiencing domestic abuse or vulnerable to being targeted online or in their homes. We understand that organisations are having to change the way that they deliver services and we want to do the same.

What’s changing?

For the foreseeable future we will be moving to a streamlined, rolling monthly application process for all bids to the fund. All bids received by the last day of the month will be assessed by a panel process during the following month to enable us to fund local initiatives more quickly.

This should hopefully enable you to be more responsive and better support people in your communities.

What has stayed the same?

Your bid will still need to meet the priorities set within the Police and Crime Plan or the Northamptonshire Strategic Road Safety Plan. Details of which can be found below.

The panel will still meet to assess your bids, but to speed the process we will reduce the size of the panel and assess applications through a virtual process.

You will still need to apply by downloading the application form and relevant documents, which can be found by clicking on the relevant tab below.

Completed applications still need to be returned to the same email address:

If you have any questions please contact Sam Ward (Making Northamptonshire Safer Fund) or Tom Smith (Northamptonshire Road Safety Community Fund) on the above email address or by telephone on 01604 888113.


Details of historic grants awarded between 2013-19 can be found here

Details of the Making Northamptonshire Safer Fund grants awarded can be found here

Details of the Road Safety Community Fund grants awarded  can be found here

Details of the Tackling Hate Crime Fund grants awarded in 2019-20 can be found here


Hear from some of those who have benefited from the PFCCs grant schemes here