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Commissioner launches two funding pots for those who help keep communities safe

Funding totalling £250,000 has been announced today (Wednesday 3 July) by Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Clive Loader to help organisations and partners keep communities safe from crime.

Inviting applications for grants from his two new schemes, he said: “This is all about helping those who support the delivery of my Police and Crime Plan and work so diligently to reduce crime. I will be delighted to help fund at least some of their very worthwhile projects.”

Sir Clive has two separate funds of £100,000 and £150,000 which will be made available between October 2013 and March 2014.

His Community Safety Partnership Fund (CSP) has £150,000 available to share among successful applicants. The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Grant (The PCC Grant) is expected to have £100,000 to share out.

The CSP Fund is aimed at schemes such as those that reduce the risk of burglary, violence and vehicle theft; reduce the demand for policing the night-time economy; resolve anti-social behavior issues; and visibly improve community safety.

Community Safety Partnerships are made up of representatives from the police, probation and health services, local authorities and fire and rescue authorities. “They work together to protect their local communities from crime and to help people feel safer,” the Commissioner said. “This involves working out how to deal with local issues like anti-social behavior, drug or alcohol misuse and reoffending.

“Very importantly, they assess local crime priorities annually, and consult partners and the local community about how to deal with those priorities.”

Closing date for applications from Community Safety Partnerships for a share of the CSP Fund is 2 August. Applicants are required to submit a business case to the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The newly created PCC Grant is to support the achievement of the priorities within Sir Clive’s Police and Crime Plan. Priorities targeted by the funding include identifying children at risk of child sexual exploitation; identifying and helping individuals and families at risk of domestic violence; and support for those affected by burglary, vehicle crime, hate crime, domestic abuse and serious sexual assault.

The maximum amount from the PCC Grant awarded to a successful applicant will be £10,000. Although available to any organisation, Sir Clive is keen to support smaller organizations with a turnover of less than £10,000. Funding will be allocated between successful applications received in July and November this year. The deadline for the first round is 29 July.

More information and details of how to apply for either fund can be found on the Commissioner’s website: http://www.leics.pcc.police.uk/Planning-and-Money/Tenders-and-Funding/Tenders-and-Funding.aspx.

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Media Enquiries: Sallie Blair 01283 821012

 

Posted on Monday 9th May 2016
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