Police Property Act Fund (PPAF)
The Police Property Act Fund is made up of monies received by
the police from the sale of found property and from property
confiscated by order of court and then sold. The main aim of the
fund is to support local projects undertaken by
voluntary/charitable organisations that solely benefit the
communities of Sussex.
The fund is administered by the Force Crime and Justice
Department at Sussex Police Headquarters. They will consider any
applications from voluntary and charitable organisations and
community groups within Sussex. A number of criteria must be met in
order for a successful application to be made.
- Each application needs to be supported by a Sussex Police
officer or member of staff who has knowledge of the charity or
- A maximum amount of £500 can be applied for by each
organisation or charity
- An application will not be considered if a previous donation
from us has been made within the past three years
- The decision to make a donation and the amount donated will
depend on the number of applications being considered at any one
time and the amount that is available in the fund at the time of
Between 2009 and 2011 the Police Property Act Fund donated more
than £222,000 to 545 individual charities, with the average
donation being £400 per application. For the first nine months of
2012, 288 applications have been agreed for £73,500 with the
average donation being £260 per application.
Should you wish an organisation or group that you are involved
in to be considered for funding please contact your local
neighbourhood policing team. They will be able to recommend you for
funding using the application form. Find your local
neighbourhood policing team.
You can read about some of the successful applications to the
PPAF on the community news pages of our website.