Fire Safety & Crime Prevention Grant

If you are worried about fire safety and security in your home you may qualify for a Fire Safety and Crime Prevention Grant. The type of work for which financial assistance may be given include:

  • Fitting smoke or heat detectors.
  • Fitting security chains or stay and spy hole fitted to main access doorway to dwelling.
  • Fitting security light.
  • Repair defective window catches.
  • Repair window to secure condition.
  • Provide and fit deadlocking security lock to front door.
  • Provide and fit security deadlocks to all windows.
  • Provide and deadlocking security bolt to rear door.
  • Carry out work recommended by Crime Prevention Officer.

To qualify for grant assistance an applicant must:

  • Be aged 18 years or over on the date of application.
  • Be an owner-occupier or a private tenant, or an occupant who occupies the dwelling under a right of exclusive occupation grant for his life or for a period of more than three years.
  • Be on an income- related benefit.
    Guarantee Pension Credit
    Income Support
    Housing Benefit
    Council Tax Benefit
    Disabled Persons Tax Credit
  • Have a power to carry out the work.
  • Have lived in the dwelling for a period of 3 years prior to the application.
  • Not been awarded a minor grant by this Council within the last 3 years prior to application.

The maximum grant for this work is £1000.

We regret that a grant cannot be paid for work, which has started or completed prior to grant approval.