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FUNDING: Safer Southwark Partnership Small Grants Programme

Status:  Open to applications

Application Deadline:  22 June 2012


Funding for local community and voluntary organisations to deliver projects that reduce crime in Southwark.


Maximum Value: £5,000

Value Notes

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

Extended Description

The Small Grants Programme is provided and administered by Southwark's Safer Southwark Partnership (SSP) which aims to make Southwark a safer and healthier place to live.

Funding is intended for local voluntary and community groups who can help deliver programmes that address the priorities of the Safer Southwark Partnership, which are:

  • Reducing harm.

  • Reducing offending.

  • Building sustainable community capacity and improving public confidence.

  • Supporting families and those with multiple disadvantages.

Latest Information

The deadline for applications is 22 June 2012 (1pm).

Key Criteria

Voluntary and community organisations in Southwark are eligible to apply. Consideration will be given to partnership and consortia bids.

Organisations must be able to provide documentation on their finances, health and safety, equal opportunities, safeguarding and quality assurance systems.

Eligible Expenditure

Funding is available for innovative and exciting projects that meet the following priorities:

  • Reducing harm – in particular reducing the harm caused by youth violence, knife crime, domestic abuse and alcohol related crime.

  • Reducing offending – this includes reducing the number of first time offenders and reducing the number of those who have previously offended from reoffending.

  • Building sustainable community capacity and improving public confidence – to bring the community into the decision making processes of the SSP and build community responsibilities and responses.

  • Supporting families and those with multiple disadvantages – making sure all activity is delivered in a sustainable and holistic approach.

Within these priorities a number of priority crime types and flags have been identified. These include:

  • Youth violence.

  • Domestic abuse.

  • Weapon enabled crime.

  • Anti-social behaviour (ASB).

  • Robbery.

Grants for equipment will only be awarded when applying for an activity.

Project activity must take place in the same financial year that funding is applied for.


The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Organisation's general and existing running costs.

  • Items and activities which benefit an individual only.

  • Statutory organisations.

  • Funding for work which has already taken place.

  • Funding for goods and services purchased or ordered before the grant is awarded.

  • Replacing lost or stolen goods and items.

  • Fines and penalties.

  • Core charges and on-costs at a rate of 100 percent.

Payment Procedure

Payment is made upon receipt of copies of all paid invoices and receipts and project reports.

Application Procedure

Applicants must provide the last three years' accounts, signed by the accountant/auditor and firm's representative. If the organisation has been in existence for less than three years then accounts should be provided in line with the organisation’s age.

Application forms must be returned by post or in person.

Contact Southwark Council for further information.

Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this funding opportunity locally, please contact the following:

Contact details:
Eva Gomez
Southwark Council
Environment and Leisure Department
3rd Floor, hub 2
PO Box 64529

Telephone:  0207 525 7246

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