Police funding: special grant guidance

Guidance for police and crime commissioners applying for special grant funding.



Police and crime commissioners can apply to the Home Office for special grant funding to meet additional costs that would be incurred from policing unexpected and exceptional events within their areas.

The guidance outlines the process for applying, and lists the information that should be included in the application before the bid is assessed by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service (HMICFRS). This includes HMICFRS’s criteria and terms of reference. The 2014 to 2015 special grant budget was financed from non-police budgets. The 2015 to 2016 special grant budget has been reallocated from the police main grant.

You can view all special grant applications and their outcomes.

Published 7 October 2015
Last updated 20 May 2021 + show all updates
  1. Removed previous version of special grant guidance.

  2. Added special grand guidance – applicable from 1 April 2021.

  3. Updated police resources policy team contact details.

  4. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) recently changed their name to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS). Contact details have changed.

  5. First published.