Community Safety Fund

East Staffordshire Community Safety Fund

The Community Safety Fund is a new scheme set up by the East Staffordshire Local Strategic Partnership to address the priorities set out in the 2021-24 Community Safety Plan. These objectives are:

  • Domestic Abuse
  • Anti-social Behaviour
  • Public Space Violence and Youth Violence
  • Community Cohesion and Tackling Extremism
  • Vulnerable People

Launched in January 2023, the fund is designed to give local groups and organisations the opportunity to deliver projects and programmes that have a positive impact on one or more of these objectives and contribute towards an increased sense of community safety.

Funding will become awarded on a competitive basis operating on a first come, first served basis. The scheme will run for 12 months or until the funds are fully allocated, whichever comes sooner.

How much funding is available?

Grants of up to £10,000 are available through the Community Safety Fund.

What can the fund be used for?

The fund is designed to help deliver activities that enhance community safety across East Staffordshire. Consequently, this funding is not available for one-off capital projects, although equipment purchases can be considered as part of a wider programme of delivery. Projects seeking one-off capital sums are advised to look at ESBC's Community Regeneration Fund and/or Councillors Community Fund when they re-open in May 2023.

Potential projects must set out a description of the intended scheme, who will benefit and the outcomes anticipated.

Who can apply?

Local community groups, parish councils, charities and social enterprises are all eligible for the scheme.

Businesses that operate for profit are not generally eligible, however, if the project can clearly show public benefit then these applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

Applications process

If you are interested in applying for the fund, please complete the online form and return it to

Alternatively, if you would like to discuss a possible application, please contact the Social Regeneration Officer at ESBC to talk through your project - or 01283 5080138.