Police and Crime Commissioner's Small Grants Award

The Small Grants Fund is intended to support services and providers with a one off payment of up to £3,000, with an aim to reduce offending or support victims of hate crime. Successful projects would focus on how to increase the reporting of hate crime, improve the identification of hate crime, reduce hate crime offending or improve support for victims of hate crime.

Hate crimes are any crimes that are perceived to be targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person's: disability; race or ethnicity; religion or belief; age; sexual orientation; or gender identity.

Target Issues

  • Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Crime Prevention & Safety
  • Social Inclusion & Fairness

General Eligibility

The Police and Crime Commissioner's funding has two intended outcomes; the first is to reduce Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour and the second is to support victims of crime. For small grants innovative local projects based on local need are welcome.

This fund is aimed at one-off costs, or start up costs, and is not aimed at on-going projects requiring annual funding where other grant streams would be more suitable.

All applications must clearly demonstrate how new and innovative ideas can deliver a reduction in offending or support to victims and must deliver on the following hate crime priorities:

  • increase the reporting of hate crime
  • improve the identification of hate crime
  • improve support for victims of hate crime
  • reduce hate crime offending

The Police and Crime Commissioner is particularly interested in providing support for the set-up of Third Party Reporting centres where victims of hate crime can report an incident without direct contact with the police, in a safe and secure environment.

Target Beneficiaries

They are particularly looking for applications for the benefit of people discriminated against or targeted because of their race, faith, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.

Acceptable Project Examples

  • Setting up of Third Party Reporting Centres
  • Counselling or other support for victims of hate crime
  • Informing the community about hate crime, its effects and how to report it
  • Working with perpetrators of hate crime


  • Groups not based and active in Hampshire (including Portsmouth and Southampton) and the Isle of Wight
  • Frontline Policing
  • CCTV
  • Projects where funding has been withdrawn by other organisations
  • Projects that are not the responsibility of PCC
  • Core Services to statutory agencies
  • Applications from individuals
  • Organisations that are for the sole benefit or relief, of animals or plants
  • Any party political activity
  • Proselytising activities, i.e. active promotion of a specific religion or belief system