Covid-19 Notices

We understand the strain the current Covid-19 situation is putting on communities in South Yorkshire, especially those most vulnerable in our society.  With that in mind, the Commissioner is focusing his Community Grant Scheme on projects that focus on at least one of the following:

  • Help for victims of domestic and/or sexual abuse
  • Help for young people at increased risks of abuse, poverty or offending as a result  of school closures
  • Assist with community cohesion, prevent crime and ASB and reduce demands on our emergency services’


To apply please find forms below.

Current Grant Recipients – Please ensure that all funded activity is compliant with government guidance around social distancing and isolation. If you need to postpone planned activity please contact us via we are happy to discuss an extension to the 12 month funding period so that activity can begin again when government guidance allows it.  Thank you for the work you do in your communities.

Help is available for small sporting clubs and charities struggling to pay their fixed costs as a result of the corona virus situation. The funding covers rent, utility costs and retrospective losses from the 1 March. Applications are open now for amounts of £300-10,000. Applications can be made through Sport England’s website.

The Commissioner’s Community Grants Scheme

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner consults communities about local priorities, and then having set them gives funding (up to a maximum of £5,000) to those communities to empower them to be part of the solution.

The aim of the funding is to give communities the opportunity to tackle issues of concern, break down barriers and encourage partnership working.

To find out about applying for a grant (up to a maximum of £5,000) please click on the below links for information:


Grant Scheme Application Process Flow Chart

Budget Guidance

Funding Proposal Guidance Notes

Funding Terms and Conditions

To apply for a grant (up to a maximum of £5,000) please complete the Eligibility Quiz and Funding Proposal Form below:

Eligibility Quiz

Funding Proposal form

Lots of worthy causes have received grant funding over the years.  Please see below links to the organisations the Commissioner has funded:

2013-14 Grants

2014-15 Grants

2015-16 Grants

2016-17 Grants

2017-18 Grants

2018-19 Grants

2019-20 Grants

Barnsley Chronicle Stronger Together Grant Scheme

2017-18 Successful Grant Recipients

2018-19 Successful Grant Recipients

2019-20 Successful Grant Recipients

To apply for a grant (up to a maximum of £1,000) click here.

Rotherham Advertiser Cash For The Community Grant Scheme

2018-19 Successful Grant Recipients

2019-20 Successful Grant Recipients

To apply for a grant (up to a maximum of £1,000) click here.

Other funded initiatives

2017-18 Funded Initiatives

2018-19 Funded Initiatives

2019-20 Funded Initiatives