Commissioner’s Community Action Fund re-opens

Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer has reopened his Community Action Fund, enabling local projects across the county to apply for funding. The application window closes on Thursday 30 November.

The Community Action Fund makes £100,000 available for projects which benefit their local community by working towards improving the safety of individuals in the area.

Individual bids of up to £5,000 can be submitted by applicants who are working with their local policing team to address their area’s priorities. Applications are welcome from community, voluntary or third sector groups, including Parish Councils.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, John Dwyer said:

“I’m pleased to announce the reopening of my Community Action Fund for the second half of this year. I’m aware of the good work going on in our communities, who strive to make a difference in their area, and I am happy to give any help I can enable them to fulfil their community aims.

 “The work undertaken so far has helped the local policing teams to prevent and tackle crime, a key priority in my Police and Crime Plan.

“I’d encourage anyone who has a community project that meets the criteria to take a look and apply. Together we can all work together to make Cheshire an even safer place to live.”

Applications to the Community Action Fund must be match-funded to provide the maximum benefit to the area. Resulting in the true value of the fund doubling to £200,000. During the application process, applicants are also asked to name a contact within their local policing team and Local Authority or volunteer centre when submitting their form.

There have been a wide range of projects that have already benefitted from the Fund, including youth projects in Winsford and Wrenbury, support of the Mini Cops scheme in Hartford, and water education sessions to schools across the county.

Information about the Community Action Fund, the type of projects that have been supported, and how to apply is available on the Commissioner’s website at