Local Approaches to Policing (LAP) is an ambitious and diverse programme of work being developed by Police Scotland in pursuance of Policing 2026. It seeks to encourage creative and evidence-based practice both at the level of front-line local service delivery, and in relation to the support and call handling systems that provide essential support for that work. LAP provided the focus for a "sandpit event" that was held on 7th June, and for this Collaborative Project funding call that was attached to it.
Participants are invited to submit proposals for research projects to be funded from a Police Community Relations Collaborative Project Fund that allign with eight themes/areas of work that have been identified through dialogue with the LAP team as being of particular interest:
Police Community Relations Collaborative Project Funding
As noted, a key objective of the sandpit was that it should stimulate connections and ideas that can be taken forward and actioned beyond the sandpit itself. SIPR will award Police Community Relations Collaborative Project Funding grants to support ongoing activity that emerges from the sandpit.
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Police Community Relations Collaborative Project Funding grants will be valued at up to £20,000.