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2023 - 2024 Community Grants

We are delighted to invite local community groups, charities and organisations to apply for funding.

Safer Greenwich is proud to be able to support local projects, groups and organisations in the form of grants awarded by funding that we get from the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC).


We would like to invite your organisation to apply for the funding and we would like to share with you the process and the areas which the Board of Trustees are particularly interested in supporting.  


These priority areas for Greenwich are:

  • Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)

  • Raising awareness and prevention of Hate Crime 

  • Gang culture and knife violence

  • Vulnerability of Children's Social Care service users

  • Supporting marginalised communities that are affected by crime


In the broadest terms projects should prevent crime, reduce crime or provide engagement opportunities, particularly for those communities that don’t historically engage with the police.

We are mindful that applications should have regard for the public duty to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation, the advancement of opportunity and the fostering of good relations between those with and without protected characteristics.


To do this effectively please consider the following when making your application: 

  • the aim of the activity

  • the intended outcomes

  • whether a person would receive a different outcome if they were from a different group

  • whether this outcome would be adverse 

  • if so, how you would, if possible, mitigate any adverse outcome.


It is important to note the projects that will not be supported for funding if they:

  • Deliver projects or functions that are the responsibility of a statutory agency such as the police, local authority, Community Safety Partnership or Offender Management services;

  • Duplicate work already undertaken by other statutory agencies or community organisations;

  • Fund posts within an organisation - whatever the post-holder is expected to deliver;

  • Conduct surveys, unless part of a wider project that describes how the information gathered will be used to prevent crime, reduce crime or engage with communities;

  • Replicate core functions of the SNB/CES such as meetings to hold the Borough Commander to account or address ward or neighbourhood priorities and promises;

  • Poster, leaflet and newsletter campaigns that simply raise awareness of issues or organisations.




Greenwich Youth Advisory Group - GYIAG were awarded £1,800 for a project that tackled crime from a young person's perspective and produced leaflets written by young people targeting young people.


HER Centre - were awarded £5,000 to run a project aimed at tackling violence against women and girls in the borough.


Shooters Hill Safer Neighbourhood Panel - were awarded £5,000 for a young peoples project with diversionary activities for young people.

Advocacy in Greenwich -  were awarded £4,700 for a project which supported a group of people with learning difficulties to produce a range of easy-read materials to help during the pandemic around social distancing and staying safer.

Greenwich Neighbourhood Watch Network -  were awarded £3,000 ro work with Muslim, Sikh and Nepalese community to co-produced crime prevention advice for the community.

Greenwich Inclusion Project (GrIP) - Were awarded £4,640 to help support those affected by hate crime during the pandemic.



Applications will need to be submitted in writing on the attached forms.  You do not need to put detailed information on the form and only supply a summary of the project that you are applying for funding for along with estimated costs.


Each project should not exceed £3,000.00, however we do encourage smaller grants to accommodate more projects across the borough as there is only limited funding available and smaller project grants can be as little as £500.00.  


As set out in the form the application should include the following;

  • A brief overview of each project identifying which kind of project the funding will support

  • Solve problems or tackle issues that the board has identified as being of concern to the community as listed above) or

  • Enable the participation of local communities who are not involved with the policing and crime agenda and support them in making their communities safer

  • Clear outcomes of each project and how these will be monitored

  • who will deliver it and details of the parties involved

  • an outline of the major cost elements.


If you would like help with the application process, please feel free to ask for assistance from us or METRO charity.  We understand that the process can sometimes be stressful and we are here to support you.

Applications are now CLOSED BUT WILL RE-OPEN SOON.



Successful applicants of funding from MOPAC are usually made aware of the success of the award in the Summer and funds are then released in the February.  We will not pay for projects in advance and only payable when funds have been received.


We look forward to receiving your completed application forms and hearing about the exciting and rewarding projects that you wish to do within our wonderful borough.  If you have any queries, please contact us at or contact our administrator

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