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The Police and Crime Commissioner's Prevention Fund 2019/2020

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Everyone has a responsibility to keep Leicestershire’s communities safe and healthy. The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Prevention Fund recognises the important role local groups and third sector organisations play in reducing harm and helping vulnerable people to overcome their problems before they escalate into crime.

Lord Willy Bach has again agreed that there will be £250,000 available for 2019/2020 financial year and £200,000 for 2020/2021 to fund Year 2 projects that extend into that year which is to support grassroots groups across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland which address the community safety goals outlined in his Police and Crime Plan.

Grants will be allocated in a two-tiered system of up to £9,999pa and £10,000-£25,000pa. Funding grants for projects of £10,000 and above will only be awarded for exceptional projects.

The fund is open to applications from any Community based groups (Local Government bodies are not eligible to apply) and can be used for projects/initiatives that meet any of the objectives in the Police and Crime Plan.  It can be used for new initiatives/provision, to expand existing provision or as replacement funding.

Please note that we are unable to give any feedback on your proposed application prior to its submission.

For further information and to check whether your organisation is eligible (please see Eligibility Statement below) please see the documents below:-


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Grants Awarded - Round 16
    Funding Awarded
Project NameOrganisation Project Brief  Graphical
Y1 (£) Y2 (£) 
 Smart Start Creative Minds Midland CIC   The project will teach life skills to young people through the medium of arts and crafts and will also provide mentoring , inclusion and support to young people taking part. New Parks, Leicester £9,800.00  
 Independent (3rd party) Reporting Centre The Race Equality Centre The Independent Reporting Centre will offer an independent reporting service acting as a mediating body/conduit between the police and citizens with the aim of improving communication and public confidence.  Leicester and Leicestershire  £23,441.00  £22,623.00
Jouney to Work Twenty Twenty The project will work with unemployed young people in the New Parks area, offering them support and education enabling them to develop confidence, succeed in education and find sustainable employment. New Parks, Leicester £25,000.00  
New Parks Adventure Playground New Parks Play Association To purchase and install new play equipment within the Adventure Playground. New Parks Estate and surround areas £6,613.00  
Addiction Outreach Support Worker The Exaireo Trust The project will part fund an Addiction Outreach Support Worker who will provide relational support to people suffering from substance misuse including group and individual support. Leicestershire, predominantly Loughborough £11,578.20  
The Red Phone Box Hermitage FM The funding will be used to restore an old red telephone box which will then be placed on Memorial Square in Coalville.  The telephone box will house a working telephone which will give free calls to agencies such as NWLDC, Childline, UAVA and the Samaritans. Coalville £1,500.00  
Levelling the Playing Field The hero Project CIC Deliver and evaluate the effectiveness of sharing the THINK tools to community groups within People Zone areas. People Zone areas £9,950.00  


Grants Awarded - Round 17
    Funding Awarded
Project NameOrganisationProject Brief Geographical
 Y1 (£) Y2 (£)
Helping to Rebuild Lives The Bridge Homelessness to Hope The Bridge Homelessness to Hope support vulnerably housed and homeless people, the funding will be used to recruit 10 new volunteers and a new part-time member of staff who will support the delivery of the service.  Leicester City  £9.950.00  
Y cafe Heartland Youth for Christ The Y cafe will provide an after school club for young people in Ibstock supported by three youth workers. Ibstock, Ellistown and Heather  £6,910.00  
Art on the Park On the Scene Events The funding will be used to purchase art materials to be used during the Festival of Leisure Events, where art highlighting the impact of knife crime created by local artists and young people will be displayed. West Leicester, South Wigston, Eyres Monsell, Spinney Hill and Syston £450.00  


Grants Awarded - Round 18
    Funding Awarded
Project Name Organisation Project Brief Geographical
 Y1 (£)Y2 (£)
 Quetzal Supporting more Vulnerable Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

The Quetzal project aims to bring about lasting positive change in women survivors of childhood sexual abuse aged 16 and over.

This project aims to encourage more survivors to come forwards and get the help they need, by offering specialist crisis and long-term counselling in a safe and professional environment, managed by a local, women’s led organisation and delivering to diverse communities in LLR.
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR)  £9,980.00 £9,980.00
New Parks Club for Young People New Parks Youth Club The project will provide open access youth provision for the young people of New Parks and surrounding areas aged between 8-16 years.  The programme of activities will be chosen by young people an act as a diversionary and positive alternative to anti-social behaviour.  Sessions will also include how anti-social behaviour impacts on the community and promote community cohesions. New Parks and surrounding areas £6,241.00  
Loughborough Wellbeing Centre CIC Ltd The 'Quiet Zone' Wellbeing Cafe Project The Wellbeing Cafe Project is expanding to create a Wellbeing Hub in Loughborough Town Centre.  The project that will support more adults with mental health issues and also provide a safe space for them. Charnwood £9,920.00  
Falcon Support Services Ltd Sex Workers Project

Falcon Support Services will provide a safe place for sex workers to access support, preventative and health services.  This venue will allow provision of :

Specialist support re housing, substance misuse, offending behaviour, welfare/benefits advice/debts and referrals/signposting specialist preventative health services, kitchen (hot food/drinks), laundry facilities, access to clothes/toiletries/food donations.

Loughborough £24,121.52 £24,779.63
Coalville Education Partnerships Handle your Business

Coalville Education Partnerships will offer local young people access to high quality interventions during the evenings and weekends which will assist in reducing crime an dASB and involve various practical and skill based activities.

North West Leicestershire £9,995.78  
Candy Arts CIC Candy Arts Film and Community Development Programme

The project will deliver a creative media project which will empower young people affected by knife crime, anti-social behaviour (ASB), drug abuse, child sexual exploitation (CSE), other crime and/or are at risk of radicalisation to tackle their issues.

Highfields, St. Matthews and Abbey, Leicester

£12,790.00 £12,790.00