Supported Charities

Cheshire Crimebeat

Reg Charity Number 1077203

Crimebeat is the youth crime prevention charity of the High Sheriffs’ Association, operating through a network of local Crimebeat charities set up by High Sheriffs in their counties.

Cheshire Crimebeat sponsors young people to enable them to undertake projects in support of their community.  Since its launch in 1998, this charity has enabled the High Sheriff of Cheshire to play an active role in the reduction and prevention of juvenile crime and in the support of good citizenship.  It is the main charity supported by both the High Sheriff of Cheshire and the Cheshire Constabulary.

Cheshire Crimebeat awards grants to groups of young people (anyone aged between 5 and 25) for projects which contain a significant element of community safety or citizenship work and allows young people to tackle the problems of their community themselves.

Since being founded, Cheshire Crimebeat has consistently delivered projects that place Cheshire’s young people at the heart of efforts to improve local quality of life.  These youngsters have played an active role in finding positive alternatives to crime and disorder, raising social and environmental awareness and reducing risks to health and safety, whilst all the time encouraging respect between different sections of the community.

Last year saw the approval of the 600th project (see news report 25th November 2014).  Projects have included tackling underage drinking, drugs, vandalism, graffiti and more recently, text bullying and cyber crime.  More than a quarter of a million young people have been involved in the projects across the whole of Cheshire.  2014 saw a significant rise both in the number of schemes supported – sixty one up from an average of about 36, and also the amount of funding provided per scheme.

Support of Crimebeat and our young people gives them an opportunity to improve our communities throughout Cheshire.  Even a small contribution will provide enormous benefits out of all proportion to any investment, and all money donated by individuals and grant-making bodies is spent on projects across the entire county.

Further information can be found on the Cheshire Crimebeat website:

Alternatively you can contact:

Mark Watson Cheshire Crimebeat Co-Ordinator Cheshire Constabulary HQ Clemonds Hey, Oakmere Road, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2UA

Tel: 01606 364559



Cheshire Community Foundation

Reg Charity No. 1143711

Cheshire Community Foundation helps people who want to give back to the places in which they live or do business by providing a ‘good giving service’.  This service helps donors give locally in a really easy and focused way which means their local giving can have impact where, when and how they want it to.  By inspiring local philanthropy, building local endowment and investing money in local grass roots organisations, we help donors achieve real value and enjoyment from their charitable giving, whilst at the same time providing much needed support for local charities and their beneficiaries.

Since its inception in 2012, the Foundation has received over £4million in charitable donations. In 2013 nearly £1.5million was received in donations by individuals, companies and charitable trusts.  Nearly £800,000 was given to over 200 organisations thus benefitting thousands of people across the county.

Further information can be found on the Cheshire Community Foundation website:

Alternatively you can contact:

Cheshire Community Foundation, Warren House Rudheath Way, Gadbrook Park, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 7LT

Tel: 01606 330607