RESIDENT GROUPS, community and voluntary groups in the area are invited to submit bids to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC) Crime Reduction Fund.
Over £1.5m of funding is available over the next four years for community projects that aid crime reduction or aim to protect the public and improve public safety. Applications can be for capital and revenue projects, with the focus being on smaller projects that can make a big difference.
Supported activities could include the cost of specific targeted crime reduction and community safety initiatives, capacity building (training or skills building to provide a new service perhaps), raising awareness, research together with capital projects such as buying equipment and materials.
The Crime Reduction Fund is primarily targeted at community groups but is open to any organisation that can make a difference in helping to keep communities safe. Applications are welcome from voluntary and community groups, business and other local agencies.
Full details of how the Commissioner’s Crime Reduction Fund will work, with details of how groups can apply to be considered for funding, can be found on PCC Matthew Grove’s website. We also explain more about the fund on HU12 Online.
If you have an idea for the Crime Reduction Fund and want to share it, perhaps to seek support or find partner organisations that might be able to make a project happen, or just to find out if others like your idea – then leave a comment about it below. Your idea might be one of those eventually funded! – Hedon Blog