PCC announces £250k funding to support crime prevention work

PCC Lord Willy Bach

Lord Willy Bach, Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has announced he is making a further £250,000 available for Crime Prevention purposes.

The Commissioner, who launched his Crime Prevention Fund last year, has decided to sustain this successful initiative in 2018-19.

The Fund provides local organisations with a financial lifeline in their work to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour.

Grants of up to £25,000 are available for organisations whose projects successfully address the PCC’s priorities which include tackling hate crime, domestic violence and abuse, Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), sports-based initiatives and projects, drug and alcohol-related problems, sexual violence and mental health.

Grants will be allocated in a two-tiered system of up to £9,999 and £10,000-£25,000.

Funding grants for projects of £10,000 and above will only be awarded for exceptional projects.

Willy Bach said: “Grants from my Crime Prevention Fund are available to groups or organisations which help to prevent crime with positive and proactive activities and projects working to keep people safe.

“Too often really good ideas don’t get the traction they deserve through lack of funding.

“Last year we helped numerous really worthwhile projects and I’m hopeful that we will receive the same calibre of applications this time.

“Many groups have already achieved a lot thanks to this fund. It has proved its worth time and again. I hope that 2018-19 is just as successful.

“My advice to groups, especially those with new ideas and projects who might be hesitant about applying, is to come forward and put in an application. We certainly can’t help if we don’t know that you need support.”

Grants are available for new initiatives, existing successful projects where funding is tight or to enable existing projects to develop further. Applicants will be asked to consider the aims of the Police and Crime Plan when submitting a bid.

The funding is available throughout the year with no deadline for applications.

Each application will be reviewed and evaluated personally by the Commissioner.

For more details and to apply, visit https://www.leics.pcc.police.uk/Planning-and-Money/Commissioning/Funding-2018-19.aspx

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