Force for Good phase 2 – apply now!
We’re running the second phase of our Force for Good community sponsorship initiative
Throughout February, we're running the second phase of our Force for Good community sponsorship initiative, giving Officers, Staff and their family members the opportunity to nominate a local good cause close to their hearts.
Here are just a few of the 150+ community projects we supported when we launched the initiative last September:
- Nominated by Christopher Parker, retired Officer, Metropolitan Police: We donated £500 to fund a new cooker for the kitchen of Penge Congregational Church in south east London, which will benefit the whole community. The facility is used for a wide range of local activities including lunch and breakfast clubs, dance classes, Scout and Guides groups and more.
- Nominated by Ceri Wyn Williams, serving Officer, North Wales Police: We awarded £500 to Anglesey-based not-for-profit initiative, Bryngwran Cymunedol, to set up a community shop in their local pub as there were very few local facilities and the nearest shop was 2km away.
- Nominated by Stephen Jenkins, serving Officer, Norfolk Police: The Norfolk village of Stanfield received a £1,000 grant to install a defibrillator in the local phone box to support the isolated community's ageing population. The grant will fund the refurbishment of the phone box as well as purchasing and installing the defibrillator itself.
- Nominated by Andy Sawyer, serving Officer, Essex Police: We gave £500 to the Essex-based Buddy Bag Appeal, which is an organisation that gives 'buddy bags' to children in vulnerable situations. The bags include essential items a child needs after fleeing violent situations, such as toiletries and clothes as well as comforting items like toys and books.
If you've got a community project you'd like to nominate for up to £1,000 funding from the Police Mutual Foundation, the Force for Good application window is open again until 29 February - to apply visit our dedicated Force for Good page.