Safer Merton Funding

Merton’s Safer Neighbourhood Board engages with the local police and ensures the police remain accountable to the local community. Each year the board receive funding from MOPAC (Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime) to give grants to small scale projects delivered in the local area that may help cut crime and boost public confidence.

Applications are invited for the 2020-21 round of funding for grants of up to £4,000 over a period of one year to tackle the following:

  • Putting victims first and reducing inequalities
  • Keeping children and young people safe
  • Tackling violence against women and children
  • Tackling hate crime and intolerance

The deadline for making an application will be midday on Monday 17th February 2020. Please email katy.saunders@merton.gov.uk to express interest.

Please note:

  • There should be one point of contact on the grant application
  • All venues/ persons need to be confirmed when the application is submitted
  • Applicants will have a one to one discussion with the Funding Committee prior to SNB approval
  • Reports from grant holders will be required after three and six months and at the end of the project

There will be no funding for the following:

  • To fund posts/ salaries
  • To conduct surveys
  • For poster, leaflet or newsletter campaigns
  • Duplicate work already undertaken by statutory agencies or community organisations
  • Projects which are the responsibility of the police, local council, community safety partnership or offender management scheme