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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

Grants available for community groups in Blaby District

077-commbus-project-community-transport-in-blaby-districtCommunity groups or organisations providing services in Blaby District, may be eligible to apply for a grant from the Council.

There are three types of grant available to help develop or improve services for local people – Capital Grants up to £5000, Revenue Grants up to £750, and Staying Healthy Grants up to £1000.

Each grant is designed to help with different costs such as building works, equipment purchase, venue or transport costs or one-off special events. We can provide advice on which grant is most suitable for your group or organisation’s needs.

The last round of grants awarded a total of £29,382 and successful applicants included Coping with Cancer, St Andrews Church & The Foxes Archery Club.

Applications for community grants are accepted three times a year and the next deadline is Friday 29th May 2015, 12.30pm.

Groups that have received a grant within the last two years are not eligible to apply and priority will be given to groups who are new to apply and focus on the Council’s key objectives of Economy & Skills, Health & Wellbeing & Homes & Communities

For more information and to request an application pack, please contact the Grants Co-ordinator at bmh@blaby.gov.uk or call 0116 272 7718. Details of the grants programmes can also be found at www.blaby.gov.uk

Grants available for community groups

077-commbus-project-community-transport-in-blaby-districtCommunity groups or organisations providing services in Blaby district may be eligible to apply for a grant from the Council.

There are three types of grant available to help develop or improve services for local people – Capital Grants up to £5000, Revenue Grants up to £500, and Staying Healthy Grants up to £1000.

Each grant is designed to help with different costs such as building works, equipment purchase, venue or transport costs or one-off special events. We can provide advice on which grant is most suitable for your group or organisation’s needs.

Successful applicants from the last round of grants included Blaby & Glen Parva Community Service, Whetstone Drama Group, Stoney Stanton Evergreens, Sapcote Heritage Group and Huncote Parish Council.

Cllr David Freer, portfolio holder for Partnerships and Corporate Service at Blaby District Council, said:

“It’s a pleasure being involved in the grants scheme and hearing about the difference community groups and organisations can make in our local communities.

“Times are challenging for public services so it’s particularly important that we continue to support the vital work of our voluntary and community sector wherever possible. Even relatively small amounts of money can make a huge difference in improving the quality of life for our residents, particularly the most vulnerable.”

The deadline for the next round of grants is Friday 28 November 2014.

To receive an application pack or for advice about the eligibility criteria or completing your application, contact Jenny Bown at Community Action Partnership on 0116 2727669 or emailjenny@communityap.org.uk

Community Groups in Blaby District Helped by Council Grants

A new round of funding is available for community groups in Blaby District wanting to expand or develop their activities. 

If your group is based in Blaby district, and benefits people in the district, you may be eligible to apply for a Blaby District Council community grant.  Community Action Partnership administers the grants programme on behalf of the District Council and three schemes are now available:

  • Revenue grants up to £500;
  •  Capital grants up to £5000;
  •  Staying Healthy Grants up to £1000.

The grant programme aims to support a wide range of community groups. Last quarter, 14 groups shared £19,855.00 in funding. Grants were given for a variety of projects including refurbishing basketball courts; a tree-house project; kurling equipment and a pilot scheme to show the health benefits of horse-riding.

Priority is given to groups that have not been awarded a grant within the last three years and that focus on the District Council’s key objectives of Children & Young People, The Environment, Safety, strength & health of the community and deliver Valued Public Services within the community.

Applications for the community grants are accepted quarterly and the next deadline is 24th February 2012. There is still over £30,000 available in grants for this final quarter.

For more information, or to request an application pack, please contact the Community Support Organiser at Community Action on 0116 2727669 or email community@cabd.org.uk  You can also learn more by attending a grants drop-in at The Pavilion in Huncote on Tuesday 7th February between 7:00 and 8:30pm, or Braunstone Civic Centre on Friday 10th February between 2pm and 4pm. No appointment necessary.