Safer Neighbourhoods Fund

The Safer Neighbourhoods Fund is currently closed for applications.

In alignment with the council’s key priorities, the Safer Neighbourhoods Fund will support groups and organisations of the following types:

  • Community
  • Sport
  • Youth
  • Resident
  • Voluntary sector 

It will help them to access funding to support the delivery of youth and diversionary activities and enable representative groups to strengthen their local communities.

The Safer Neighbourhoods Fund achieves this through two distinctive funding streams.

Strengthening Communities stream

This stream builds resilience in our communities by supporting local campaigns or projects. For example, Neighbourhood Watches and Residents Associations that can help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, promoting safety and security in neighbourhoods.

We are keen to enable all residents to have

  • The opportunity to have confidence in where they live
  • A sense of self-determination over community provision 
  • A local voice in all areas

A maximum amount of £2,000 can be awarded per applicant.

Youth Outreach and Engagement stream

This stream ensures that the youth of our city get a good start in life. It does this by supporting projects and initiatives which support young people and reduce the incidence and opportunity for anti-social behaviour.

We hope to enhance the safety of our areas for young people, creating a positive space with opportunities for our youth to develop and learn new skills, and improve their wellbeing. 

A maximum amount of £20,000 can be awarded per applicant.


See below for the full list of organisations that have received funding in this round of the Safer Neighbourhoods Fund:

Strengthening Communities stream SHOW

Youth Outreach and Engagement stream awards SHOW


A webinar will be held for prospective applicants following the launch of this fund. This will be to discuss our available funds, advice for grant applications, and allow for any questions.

The webinars will be held on the following dates, select the link to join the meeting:

Wednesday 26 October 3-4pm – This date has passed.

Thursday 3 November 6-7pm – This date has passed.

View the webinar slides.