Police Property Act Fund

About the Fund

The Police Property Act Fund is created from the sale of recovered stolen property where the owners are not known and cannot be traced.
The Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable have agreed a scheme to consider applications for funds that are surplus once they have made donations to the following organisations:

Northern Police Convalescent Home
Victim Support
Durham Agency Against Crime

The Police and Crime Commissioner, the Chief Constable and the Panel will consider applications from local voluntary and community groups which are working for charitable purposes to improve the lives of people in County Durham and Darlington.

Applying for Police Property Act Funding

As the Panel will normally sit during May each year, all applications for consideration must be received by 31st March. Any applications received after this date will be held until May of the following year.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that the project or initiative meets one or more of the Police and Crime Commissioners key areas that he is foccusing on as part of the objectives in the Police and Crime Plan. These are:

Objective 1: Inspire Confidence

  • Community Engagement
  • Police Visibility and Accessibility


Objective 2: Support Victims

  • Commission Services for Victims
  • Violence Against Women and Girls
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Hate Crime


Objective 3: Keep All Our Communities Safe

  • Strategic Policing Requirement
  • Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Mental Health


​If you are interested in making an application, please download the guidance notes and application form below:

Durham Police Property Act Fund Application Guidance Notes.pdf

Durham Police Property Act Application Form.pdf


Once complete, please e-mail the form to:

or post to:
Police Property Act Application
HQ Business Services
Durham Constabulary
Police Headquarters
Aykley Heads