Operation Payback is back for Round 5

Kim McGuinness set up Operation Payback in 2020 to return cash from crime back to the community.

To date, over a £1 million to good causes that are determined to improve lives across the region.

Youth clubs, sports clubs, community hubs and schools are the types of organisations who have benefited.

“There have been some fantastic results by Northumbria Police lately – lots of arrests and lots of money has been taken back and out of the wrong hands. There’s no better use for cash seized from crime than channelling it right back into our communities investing in real action and activities that kids want and benefit from and that in turn we keep them out of trouble.” – Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner ” — Kim McGuinness


About the fund:

The Operation Payback fund allows for communities, social enterprises, community groups, charities and schools to bid for a micro grant of up to £1,000 or a larger grant up to £5,000.

We are on the look out for projects that

  1. Repair the harm caused by ASB and keep people safe.
  2. Prevent/reduce youth or adult ASB.
  3. Provide diversionary activities throughout the year including school holidays.

The fund will open on Thursday 30th June and close on 11th August 2023. Decisions are expected by the end of September.

Information and guidance about the fund can be found here: –

Op Payback RD5 – About the Fund For Applicants



If you have any questions, please email enquiries@northumbria-pcc.gov.uk or if you would like to speak to someone call 0191 221 9800

A full list of previous successful applications can be found HERE.