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Small grant scheme

The small grant scheme intends to support communities to help resolve local issues and to make Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly a safer place.

This year £80,000 has been allocated to be granted to local communities with identifiable antisocial behaviour issues.  An additional £80,000 will also be allocated and granted in 2019.

Who can apply?

The small grant scheme is only available to community groups and other local organisations that can show they are undertaking or wish to undertake actions that can have a positive impact in reducing and preventing antisocial behaviour. They will need to work in partnership with their local town or parish council or with ward councillors with a named councillor taking the lead on the application process.

How to apply

Once you have decided on your proposal, you will need to apply for funding from this scheme by checking your eligibility and completing the application form.

Please email your application to

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 23 July 2018

A panel (consisting of OPCC staff, police staff and councillor advocates) will meet at the end of July to discuss the applications using a scoring matrix.

How much can I/we apply for?

In order to make sure the grant is widely distributed, we are welcoming applications from £250 to £2,500 per project/organisation. This will allow a minimum of 32 separate community led projects across Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in 2018 alone.


Application form
Terms and conditions

If you have any further questions, please email or telephone 01392 225555