Community Safety Funding applications open

Organisations affected by crime are being urged to apply for a cash boost worth up to £5,000 by local MP Amber Rudd.

The first application window of the Community Safety Funding for 2019 has now opened.

Organisations can bid for up to £5,000 to assist community groups which help reduce or prevent crime for local people and neighbourhoods in Sussex.

The scheme has supported many projects was launched in December 2013 and since then has supported 300 organisations initiatives with funding of nearly £1.5 million. The financial support aims to reduce crime and improve community safety.

Local MP Amber Rudd said:

“I am pleased to see the continuing success of the Community Safety Funding. Feeling safe and secure in our communities is of the utmost importance and the funding that the CSF provides is vital in supporting vulnerable people and taking measures to address crime.

“I will continue to work closely with the Sussex and Police Crime Commissioner to ensure that we protect our towns from crime where possible and try to take the steps necessary to support those most at risk.”

The application windows open three times a year. The first closes on 27 January 2019. For more information and to apply, click here





Notes to editors:

This guidance and criteria document will help prospective applicants to consider whether they should apply. Please refer closely to this document when completing your application form.

We also recommend that you read the full list of terms and conditions.

Please contact the office on 01273 481561 or at if you have any queries about the Community Safety Fund.

All applicants are usually notified of the outcome of their application within 6 weeks of the deadline.

In order to apply please complete the application form here and return it by email to