35 Police and Crime Commissioner areas to receive a share of £22.4 million from the Safer Streets Fund

Thirty-five police and crime commissioners (PCCs) are to receive funding from a £25 million scheme to crack down on burglary and theft in crime hotspots.

The Safer Streets Fund aims to stop offences that blight communities and cause misery to victims from happening in the first place.

Following a bidding process, grants of up to £550,000 will be provided to PCCs in England and Wales for projects to improve security in areas particularly affected by acquisitive crimes such as burglary, vehicle theft and robbery.

Measures that the funding will go towards include:

o Improved home security.
o Neighbourhood Watch schemes.
o Street lighting, and
o Crime prevention advice.

The total funding awarded totals £22.4 million. The remaining funding will be spent on supporting successful areas to deliver their bids, evaluation of the fund’s impact, administration and other activities which support the aims of the fund.

The successful bids were:

Avon and Somerset £400,000
Bedfordshire £882,150 covering 2 bids
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough £546,693
Cheshire £550,000
Cleveland £1,034,696 covering 3 bids
Cumbria £436,994
Derbyshire £514,561
Devon & Cornwall £546,781
Dorset £266,357 covering 2 bids
Durham £784,278 covering 2 bids
Dyfed Powys £195,673
Greater Manchester £884,013 covering 2 bids
Hampshire £549,991
Hertfordshire £618,629 covering 2 bids
Humberside £550,000
Kent £111,005
Lancashire £747,010 covering 2 bids
Leicestershire £1,518,306 covering 3 bids
Lincolnshire £250,780
Merseyside £549,700
Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime £301,162
Norfolk £363,164
North Wales £1,067,000 covering 2 bids
North Yorkshire £548,980
Northamptonshire £1,375,700 covering 3 bids
Nottinghamshire £550,000
South Wales £513,410
South Yorkshire £549,964
Staffordshire £1,010,000 covering 2 bids
Surrey £547,791
Sussex £893,366 covering 2 bids
Thames Valley £972,264 covering 2 bids
West Mercia £550,000
West Midlands £549,040
West Yorkshire £709,311 covering 2 bids