New £60m Safer Streets Fund: apply now!
The government has announced the latest, fifth, round of its Safer Streets Fund, amounting to a record £60m to be spent on tackling antisocial behaviour and reducing neighbourhood crime across England & Wales.
Since the first Safer Streets Fund was launched in 2020, the scheme has disbursed a total of £120m into a wide range of projects including many aimed at reducing low level business crime and ASB including CCTV and streetlighting, public guardianship initiatives, and local business crime reduction schemes.
A number of local authorities have successfully applied for Safer Streets funding to support local business crime reduction initiatives, including the deployment of Disc across urban boroughs and non-urban district councils.
The funds will be channelled through the 43 Police & Crime Commissioners in England & Wales (including MOPAC In London) each of which will have £1.4m to spend, and to whom applications for funding should be made. Applications are welcome from any organisation or individual including those already active in neighbourhood-level crime prevention including existing business crime reduction schemes.
Announcing the new round, Home Secretary Suella Braverman (pictured) said the government remained committed to preventing and reducing crime “and ensuring the public is better protected across all parts of the country; every crime matters, every victim matters and every neighbourhood matters. To that end, the Safer Streets Fund is central to the Government mission of levelling up”.