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Application Information - Safer Shetland - Choices for Community Justice

Safer Shetland - Choices for Community Justice

The Shetland Community Justice Partnership has allocated £25,000 of funding to give to community projects throughout Shetland which aim to prevent offending behaviour, or to improve outcomes for people with offences or those affected by crime.

‘Safer Shetland – Choices for Community Justice’ is a grant giving process which will enable Shetland’s community to vote for projects which they believe will make a difference to community justice in Shetland.

On Saturday 16 March 2019 the community will be invited to come along to Islesburgh Community Centre to learn more about the project ideas and will be asked to vote for who they feel should receive funding.

Who can apply?

Any constituted third sector organisation (charities, social enterprises, community groups, clubs etc.) can apply. Partnerships with public sector agencies are eligible, but a third sector organisation must be the lead applicant.

How much can you apply for?

Grants of any amount between £500 and £5000 can be applied for. A group can apply for more than one project. A breakdown of estimated costs will be required as part of the application.

What can the money be used for?

The project must relate to one of the local priority themes described in the Shetland Community Justice Plan as detailed in the application form - and aim to prevent offending behaviour or improve outcomes for individuals with convictions or those affected by crime - but you are free to pitch any idea which fits the criteria and you feel will contribute towards achieving one or more of these outcomes. The project must be delivered within 12 months of receiving funding.

Who decides?

After the closing date for applications, a working group set up by the Community Justice Partnership will check applications to make sure that they meet the criteria. Those that do must attend on 16 March to present their idea (through a stall at the event) to the community, who will vote to decide who is successful in receiving funding. All members of the Shetland community are eligible to vote.

How do we apply?

Please download and complete the application form linked below and return using details contained within.

Application Form

If you have an idea you would like to discuss or need any further information please contact:

Rachel McDill – Community Safety & Justice Officer, Shetland Islands Council

01595 744527


If you are concerned about someone’s welfare, please tell someone who can help.

These are the phone numbers:

Duty Social Work (for Children)
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm:
01595 744420

Duty Social Work (for Adults)
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm:
01595 744468

Outside office hours:
01595 695611

Police: 101

Children’s Reporter:
0131 244 3780