The Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund is now open for applications! Closing Wed, 30th June 2021

Community organisations, charities and groups are encouraged to apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) for projects to help tackle loan sharks. Collaborative bids between multiple agencies are also welcome.

The funding comes from money seized from convicted loan sharks under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).

Projects must raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks, reduce crime and disorder and have a positive impact on communities.

Read the full story and learn how to apply on our website at

For information on expenditure we will and will not fund and to see a list of previous successful applicants, please visit

The deadline for POCA applications is Wednesday, 30th June 2021.

Please note paper applications are not accepted this year. You will need to download and complete an application form from the Stop Loan Sharks website.

If you have any questions or would like further support with completing your application, please feel free to contact us at or speak to your local LIAISE officer.