Bedfordshire Crimebeat

Funding available for projects or schools tackling issues of Community Safety, Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour reduction for children and young people
£500 to £5,000
On Going
Three times a year.


Applications can be made anytime.


For more than 1,000 years, High Sheriffs have had responsibility for upholding law and order and today still work closely with the police, the judiciary, local authorities, education, and other agencies. In part, this is done through the network of local Crimebeat schemes which High Sheriffs have set up in their counties.

Bedfordshire Crimebeat is a charity that supports young people to enable them to undertake projects which serve their community. Since its inception, the charity has enabled the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire to play an active role in the prevention and reduction of juvenile crime.

Bedfordshire Crimebeat awards grants to groups of young people (anyone aged between 5 and 25) for projects which contain a significant element of community safety or citizenship work and allow young people to tackle the problems of their community themselves.

Since its inception, Crimebeat has consistently delivered projects that place young people at the heart of improving local quality of life. These youngsters have played an active role in finding positive alternatives to crime and disorder, raising social and environmental awareness and reducing risks to health and safety, whilst all the time encouraging respect between different sections of the community.

There have been many projects to date which have included tackling underage drinking, drugs, vandalism, graffiti and more recently, text bullying and cyber-crime.

You can support Crimbeat too!

Support of Crimebeat and our young people gives them an opportunity to improve our communities throughout Bedfordshire. Even a small contribution will provide enormous benefits out of all proportion to any investment. ALL money donated by individuals and grant-making bodies is spent on projects covering the entire county. Please donate by clicking the ‘JustGiving’ button below.

Funding to groups

Funding of up to £500 is available for projects tackling issues of Community Safety, Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour reduction for children and young people, or projects for the wider community led by young people. For projects over £500 and under £5,000, please contact Dipak Mistry on

Funding is also available towards transport costs for lower, middle & primary schools and the lower age range academy’s to visit Hazard Alley Safety Centre in Milton Keynes. Funding towards the cost of transport for visits to Hazard Alley is limited to one visit per school in any three year period.

To apply, please complete this downloadable form: crimebeat application and email to

For National Crimebeat visit here