Operation Payback is back

Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness is pleased to announce that a £156K pot of money has been made available to benefit grass root projects and community causes, helping prevent crime and supporting the work of Northumbria Police.

The fund uses cash criminals have taken from communities in the Northumbria Police Force area is to be put back into projects and initiatives that make a difference to the places that need it most. The aim being to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour, which will ultimately improve lives for residents in the area.

For this round of funding Kim wants to hear people’s ideas to help drive Summer ASB down across the region. She wants to hear from youth clubs and community groups who want to set up sports tournaments, dance classes and DJ-ing workshops – positive things to help fill the summer holidays, especially for those less fortunate in the North-East.

Further information about the fund can be found here: –

OP Payback About the Fund For Applicants


Operation Payback is part of a much wider of action happening across the Northumbria Police force area, with further ASB related projects to be announced by Kim McGuinness as chair of the local ASB Board before the summer holidays.

Bids detailing activities planned for later in the year to help curb ASB around Halloween are also welcomed.

Applications close on Sunday 19th June 2022


If you have any questions, please email enquiries@northumbria-pcc.gov.uk

A full list of Round 2 funded groups can be found HERE