GWENT organisations are able to apply for a share of £300,000 seized from criminals and from the sale of unclaimed found property.

Applications are welcome from any not-for-profit organisations and charities who help young people live a safe, healthy, crime free and happy life whilst improving their community.

The new fund replaces the PCC’s Partnership Fund, and encourages bids for sums of between £10,000 to £50,000, who can demonstrate that their project will deliver against the Commissioner’s police and crime priorities.

Since launching, the new fund has provided six projects across Gwent with a total of £167,604.50.

One of those supported is Urban Circle and it’s ‘U Turn Project’. An initiative that uses different forms of creative arts to tackle multiple social problems affecting vulnerable young people.

Commenting on the launch of his new fund, PCC Jeff Cuthbert said “This new fund will ensure that even more of the monies recovered from criminals goes back to benefit our local communities.

“I believe that by supporting children and young people affected by crime to move forward with their lives and realise their full potential, we can create safer and more inclusive communities.

“We want to recognise the projects which provide early intervention and prevention. Those which are making a huge difference to the lives of many at-risk young people in our communities


“If you think you have a project which meets our criteria, please get in touch.


Applications are open all-year round, with four funding boards being held per year.

Projects that are delivered through the medium of Welsh or are bilingual are welcomed.

For more information on the PCC Police Community Fund including the process and details on how to apply, please visit