The Future of Community Safety Funding

Date published: 
16 January 2013

Police and Crime Committee recommendations to MOPAC about the future use and allocation of community safety funding

The Community Safety Fund was established in 1998 to support a wide range of locally based programmes aimed at preventing crime.

In 2012 responsibility for crime prevention funding transferred to the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) from the Home Office. From 2014/15 crime prevention funding will be combined into the general police grant and it will be for MOPAC to decide what programmes it supports and how much funding they get.

In December 2012 the Police and Crime Committee examined the future for community safety funding including holding public meetings with a range of experts and the Deputy Mayor for Policing. The Committee made a series of recommendations to MOPAC ;about community safety funding, these are outlined in a letter to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime.