High Sheriff Awards
The High Sheriff Awards programme is particularly keen to support projects which seek to bring communities together to tackle local issues improving trust and understanding and welcomes projects which offer a new or innovative approach.
Applications are expected to focus on one or more of the following areas:
- Anti-social behaviour
- Crime in local neighbourhoods
- Drug and alcohol related crime
- Reducing re-offending
- Violence against women and girls
- Youth crime
Grants up to £3,000 for one year only
Which organisations are eligible for funding?
You can apply for a grant if you are:
- a constituted voluntary or community organisation
- a registered charity
- a not-for-profit company or Community Interest Company where a majority of the directors receive no payment from the company.
Your organisation must have:
- an active management committee of at least three people who are not related to each other, living at the same address or in a long-term relationship
- a bank account with two signatories who are unrelated to each other
- less than 12 months running costs in unrestricted reserves. This means in your accounts at the end of your last financial year, the amount shown as Unrestricted reserves (not including any Designated funds) must be less than your expenditure during that year.
The documents you need are:
- a constitution
- an Equal Opportunities Statement
- a Child Protection Policy or Vulnerable People Policy (over 18 years) and procedures if you are working with children or vulnerable adults
- a copy of a recent bank statement
What types of projects are eligible for funding?
You can apply for a grant for:
- to continue the work your organisation already does
- to pay for a new activity which can include:
- core costs - these might include (but not only) salaries, training, equipment, insurance or premises
- projects costs - these might include (but not only) salaries, training, equipment, insurance or premises
- capital costs (buildings and equipment) - grants for capital costs are one-off only (i.e. not multi-year) and if the cost of the project is more than the grant, you must have already secured most of the rest you need when you apply to us.
You must plan to start spending the grant within six months of when it is awarded.
What we don’t fund:
- one-off or sponsored events
- projects which duplicate an existing service
- the advancement of religion
- medical research and equipment
- animal welfare
- party political activities.
Open for applications in 2021.