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PUBLISHED: 18 September 2023

Police STAR Fund 24/25 - Call information now available


In line with previous years, we are using a two-phased assessment approach. Stage 1 requires a high-level Expression of Interest (EOI) bid outline. Stage 2 involves a more in-depth project application.  

Full details of the call, what we’re looking for and how to apply can be found at Police STAR Fund (  

The Police STAR Fund 24/25 will be open for EOI submission between 16th Oct – 10th November 2023, however call information is being provided to you in advance to help the development of your bid.   

Please make sure you read all the guidance, including the prospectus, as some eligibility criteria and application processes have changed from previous years.  

What is the Police STAR Fund call looking for?   

The Police STAR Fund 24/25 call is seeking to fund force and regional innovation, research and evaluation across science, technology, analysis, and research. We are looking to fund a variety of policing led projects seeking to deliver innovative solutions to current and future policing challenges. In previous years we have funded projects in public health initiatives, forensic science methods, knife detection, reporting and investigation of VAWG, use of AI, and the evaluation of novel operational methods.   

How to Apply  

Stage 1 - EOI: the Police STAR Fund EOI stage will be open for submissions between 9am 16th October – 5pm 10th November 2023 using the online form which will be available at Applications cannot be submitted outside of these times. Only applications submitted through the online form will be considered for funding. A word version of the EOI form can be found in the bidders prospectus available on to help support the drafting of your bid.  

Stage 2: If you are successful at EOI, we will invite you to submit a full proposal which will be due 19th January.   

Please see the call information and Bidder Prospectus for full guidance on submitting your bid and further details about the process. In particular, please read carefully the section on eligibility to determine if your proposal is suitable for the Police STAR Fund.  

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.