ON HOLD Rochdale Safer Communities Partnership Grant 2020

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Published date: 
Tuesday, 14th January 2020

Local groups from the voluntary, not for profit and charitable sector are now able to apply for grant funding.

The Rochdale Safer Communities Partnership Board is inviting applications for the Voluntary and Community Grant Scheme which distributes funding to local groups.

Purpose of the fund

Whilst we will continue to make progress on all of our strategic priorities it is our intention to work alongside communities, organisations and projects which support the partnership to achieve communities that are:

  • Free from the harm of domestic abuse and violence
  • Free from the harm of organised crime and exploitation
  • Safe from crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Able to live, work, learn and socialise in harmony in their communities

Projects must be:

  • To provide additionality and should not cover overheads of administering the grants.
  • Used to enable the VCSE sector to support the delivery of local and strategic priorities.

Who may apply?

Registered charities, constituted voluntary, community sector or not-for profit organisations.


Councillor Janet Emsley, the council’s cabinet member for neighbourhoods, community and culture, said: “It’s really important to work together with our communities and partners to support everyone to feel safe in the borough of Rochdale so we are very pleased to be able to offer our community this exciting opportunity for another year.

“Funding is available to support voluntary and community groups who can contribute effectively to improving the safety of our borough and I encourage anyone who would like to make a difference to come forward and apply.” 

Last year the funding supported multiple projects including providing positive leadership opportunities to disadvantaged young people and delivering training which raised awareness of the harm caused by child criminal exploitation, honour based violence and forced marriage. 

Other projects supported allowed organisations to provide a safe and informal environment for women to access a range of holistic support and raised awareness of all forms of hate crime.

Bids of up to £2,000 are available.

Deadline: Friday 27 March 2020 12pm POSTPONED - Please note the current deadline has currently been postponed.

Please click here to find the application form.

Please click here to read the terms and conditions.

If you require any additional information please contact Hayley Tomlinson either by email hayley.tomlinson@actiontogether.org.uk or telephone 0161 339 2345.