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Applications open for £150,000 Community Safety Fund

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Image: PCVC Ron Hogg & CDCF logos

COMMUNITY GROUPS and voluntary sector organisations have the opportunity to apply for a grant, thanks to a Community Safety Fund launched earlier today.

Funding is available for projects and initiatives across County Durham and Darlington that help to keep communities safe and contribute towards inspiring public confidence.

Ron Hogg, Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner, has continued his partnership with local grant-making charity County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF) for a third year. Under the partnership, Ron contributes £100,000 to the Fund and a further £50,000 comes from CDCF.

Ron said: “I am delighted to make the Community Safety Fund available again this year. It’s great news for local groups or voluntary organisations looking for funding to improve community safety within their neighbourhoods. The scheme has proven extremely popular in previous years, and thanks to the £50,000 contribution from CDCF, an even bigger pot is available for local communities.”

The key themes that the fund is looking to support for 2017-18 include projects and activities that:

  • Encourage diversionary activities,
  • Tackle anti-social behaviour,
  • Tackle harm caused by alcohol, drugs, and violence.

Barbara Gubbins, Chief Executive of County Durham Community Foundation, said:

“The partnership with Ron and his team has worked extremely well over the last two years and we are very pleased to be running this worthwhile programme again. We look forward to receiving innovative bids from voluntary sector groups which keep our communities safe.”

The closing date for applications is Sunday 30 April 2017.

For details, and to apply, visit the CDCF website.


Notes to editors:

  • Details of previous grant allocations from the Community Safety Fund can be found here
  • Background about County Durham Community Foundation is available below:

Established in 1995, County Durham Community Foundation is an independent grant-making charity who promote lasting charitable giving, by bringing together donors with their chosen causes, acting as a vehicle for individuals, families and companies who want to put something back into their local community, either in their lifetime, or through leaving a legacy.

Since 1995, County Durham Community Foundation has made grants of almost £32 million to groups and individuals across County Durham & Darlington on behalf of its donors. The Community Foundation currently manages around 200 unique funds, all tailor-made to suit the donor. It’s similar to having a charitable trust but without the legal and administrative costs.

Posted on Tuesday 7th March 2017
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