Community Action Against Crime: Innovation Fund (CAAC:IF)

This fund is now closed

The Community action against crime: Innovation fund encouraged communities to develop innovative approaches to tackling local crime issues that matter to them.


About the fund

The Community Action Against Crime: Innovation Fund encouraged fresh ways of tackling crime and community safety problems. Funding was focused on partnership working in tackling crime, such as voluntary and community groups working within their community safety partnership to tackle local crime problems.

This included co-design and co-delivery approaches. The fund was from the Home Office and managed by CDF, with £5million worth of funding available for projects in 2011/12 and a further £5million available in 2012/13.

Funds were allocated to groups adopting new approaches to existing community safety problems or adapting existing approaches that have not been carried out previously.

A full list of successful applications is available to download here.

Project case studies

CDF’s research team produced case studies of 12 projects funded through the programme. The short case study reports set out why the project was needed, what it did and the difference that it made.

To download the case studies, please visit Research Reports page.

Clinks’ Safer Future Communities project

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) were elected across the country in November 2012. The PCC is accountable for the way crime is tackled in their police force area and responsible for community safety budgets. Our colleagues at Clinks are currently running Safer Future Communities which will support the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector to engage with and influence PCCs and the new commissioning landscape in which they will operate.

Contact us

For more information on CDF’s work in this area, please email or call 0207 833 1772 and press ’1′ to speak to a member of the Programmes Team.