Over the last six years Safer Neighbourhood Boards (SNB) have become an important borough level mechanism for delivering local police accountability and engagement. Kensington and Chelsea SNB was established in 2014 by the London Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC). Its purpose is to give local people and victims a greater voice in establishing local policing and crime priorities, as well as monitoring police performance and confidence.
The board includes local people, Councillors, the Borough Commander and representatives such as Victim Support, Neighbourhood Watch, RBKC, Young People, Independent Custody Visiting Panel, and the Stop and Search Monitoring Group. Through this strong community representation, the Board’s goal is to achieve a safer and more peaceful community within Kensington and Chelsea.
The Board receive an annual grant from MOPAC to fund a range of projects and activities that meet the SNB’s local priorities. It supports projects focused on issues and concerns identified by the local community, and which support delivery against MOPAC priorities.
For 2020/21 the SNB are inviting community groups and voluntary organisations that are properly constituted and provide services for people who live, work or study in Kensington and Chelsea to bid for funding of between £2,000 and a maximum of £5,000 to deliver projects and initiatives in line with the priorities and outcomes detailed below.
Proposals should support one or more of the following SNB priorities where the resources would be used to produce additional outcomes and/or greater impact:
- Priority 1 - Community Engagement
- Priority 2 - Crime Prevention & Reduction
- Priority 3 - Youth Engagement
- The funding applied for should not exceed £5,000
- Projects should provide services for people who live, work or study in Kensington and Chelsea
- All activities/projects must be ready to start in quarter 1 of 2020/21 (April to June 2020)
- All activities/projects are to be delivered in RBKC and must be completed by 31 March 2021 with all funds used by this time. There is no opportunity to roll funding forward.
Application form and guidance
Please complete the above application form and return it to SNBgrants@rbkc.gov.uk by no later than 12pm on Thursday 19 March 2020.
All applications will be assessed using the council’s standard marking scheme in accordance with the weighted questions in the application form. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of March.
Should you have any questions please send these to SNBgrants@rbkc.gov.uk.