Brindley Heath Parish Council

at the heart of Cannock Chase

Brindley Heath Parish Council supports the interests of residents living in the beautiful rural landscape of forest and heathland known as Cannock Chase

Commissioner's People Power Fund

Have you got an idea that could make our area safer?

Funding might be available from the Police and Crime Commissioner's People Power Fund. Community based organisations can apply for grants of between £100 and £3000 to support ideas to improve community safety, reduce crime and increase public confidence.

People Power Funding Guidance

As part of a commitment to local communities, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is providing funds for community groups and residents associations who are aiming to improve community safety, reduce crime and disorder and increase public confidence in line with local community safety priorities. Details of these  priorities are available on local authority websites and also the PCC's website:

How much can be funded?

Bids between £100 and £3000 for one-off initiatives can be considered as part of the People Power Fund, and should aim to demonstrate ongoing self-sustainability.

What's the deadline for applications?

There are two funding rounds each year, with Round 1 opening on 1 March and closing on 14 April, and Round 2 opening on 1 August and closing on 14 September.

What's the process for submitting an application?

All applications should be supported by a local Police Officer or Police Community Support Officer and details of these can be found on the Staffordshire Police Website:

With this support, applications can either be electronically submitted to the PCC or forwarded in hard copy, and will be first considered by the Local Community Safety Partnership (CSP) who set the local community safety priorities for the particular area (Stage 1 Assessment).

Following CSP approval, applications will be considered by the Police and Crime Commissioner (Stage 2 Assessment) before any funding award is made.

Additional Information

The full terms and conditions of the PCC's People Power Fund are available on the Police and Crime Commissioner's website and should be read before an application is considered for submission.

The People Power Fund helpline (01785 353789) supported by the Staffordshire Community Foundation is available to groups or associations requiring information, advice and guidance in relation to applications.

Further guidance can be found at