Operation Payback is back

£177,000 worth of money that crime fighting officers have seized from drug dealers, human traffickers and thieves, will be used to improve lives and benefit grassroot causes, as part of the latest round of Kim McGuinness’ Operation Payback fund.

Ahead of Christmas, the Commissioner wants applications in for game-changing ideas to give local kids opportunities and keep them out of trouble. Youth clubs, sports clubs, community hubs and schools are the types of organisations, the fund hopes to reach with much needed cash.

“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, will 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.

The fund will open on 1st December 2022 and close on 15th January 2023.

Operation Payback seeks to fund projects that:

  1. Repair the harm caused by ASB and to keep people safe.
  2. Prevent/reduce youth or adult ASB.
  3. Provision of diversionary activities throughout the year including school holidays.
For further information and guidance about the fund can be found here: –

Operation Payback Round 4 – About the fund for applicants



**Please note that if you have received funding from Operation Payback Round 3 you will be unable to apply until the next round of funding**

If you have any questions, please email enquiries@northumbria-pcc.gov.uk or if you would like to speak to someone call the Policy and Commissioning Team on 07783363988.

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