The Spring round of Community Grants Fund is now open for registered Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators
Need funding for your group’s latest project or to grow your group? Tried approaching trusts, foundations, and local businesses to no avail? Our Community Grants Fund could be the answer. Applications for Spring 2023 are now open and close on 27th March 2023. Typically, applications must address at least one of these key areas:
- Crime prevention
- Community cohesion (such as supporting others through the cost-of-living crisis)
- Enhancing the role of volunteers
- Improving community environment and wellbeing
- Building local networks and relationships
- Proactively involving people underrepresented in the Neighbourhood Watch, including people from ethnic minority backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities, people with disabilities, or young people
This round we are also extending applications to those who wish to grow their group, in particular during Neighbourhood Watch Week, 3rd – 9th June. See more below!
Neighbourhood Watch Week – apply for printed resources to grow your group
This year, our focus during Neighbourhood Watch Week will be on getting more people involved with Neighbourhood Watch. To help with this, registered Coordinators can apply for funds to order printed resources from our online shop. We are selling ready-made Coordinator Packs which include information and guidance on how to:
It also contains a crime prevention booklet, 10 join postcards and 10 membership flyers to help you reach out to your neighbours. Our shop also offers the opportunity for you to bulk purchase crime prevention booklets, join postcards, membership flyers and volunteer flyers.
Have a look at the resources we are selling in our shop here.
For Spring 2023, the size of grants ranges between £100 and £500. To apply, please complete the application and budget forms found on our community grants page. Last year, applications flew in from across the country, covering community celebrations, winter warmers, scheme expansion plans, and even a self-defence workshop.
This round’s decisions will be communicated on 4th May, and grants will be paid on 19th May.
For full guidelines, visit ourwatch.org.uk/communitygrants