In 2014, we were awarded a Home Office Police Innovation Fund grant to help set up the Network, create this website and commission a significant piece of research to better understand crime in rural areas. The grant amounted to £57,000 spread over two years. Our budget is managed by North Yorkshire Police, who provide financial support and accounting services.
NFU Mutual are also contributing £2,000. £1000 in 2014/15 and £1,000 in 2015/16.
From April 2016, the Network will become fully self-financing through a scheme of membership subscriptions and appropriate commercial sponsorship.