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£150,000 of funding for Community Safety Projects and Initiatives open for applications

Michelle Cooper, Georgia O'Connor, PCVC Ron Hogg, Paul Lysaght from Durham Community Boxing Club

Michelle Cooper Chief Executive Officer of County Durham Community Foundation, Georgia O'Connor, PCVC Ron Hogg, Paul Lysaght from Durham Community Boxing Club

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

Voluntary sector organisations and community groups across County Durham and Darlington have the opportunity to apply to the £150,000 Community Safety Fund launched today.   

For the fourth year Ron Hogg, Durham Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner (PCVC), is continuing his partnership with local grant-making charity County Durham Community Foundation (CDCF). Under this partnership, the PCVC contributes £100,000 to the Fund and a further £50,000 comes from grant funds managed by CDCF.

Funding is available for projects and initiatives, which help to keep communities safe and contribute towards inspiring public confidence.

Ron said: “I am delighted that we are able to make the Community Safety Fund available again this year. The scheme has been very popular in the past and has made a real difference in many communities.   I am grateful to CDCF for their continued support, as their contribution of £50,000 makes a huge difference to the number of projects we can support which turn makes a real difference in communities.”

For 2018-19 the key themes that the Community Safety Fund is looking to support include projects and activities that:

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

Preference will be given to projects that can show they are embedded in a community, and focus on a specific locality, as opposed to projects with a wider but lighter touch approach. An example would be creating activities for young people in a specific community as opposed to a county wide publicity campaign for public safety.

Michelle Cooper, Chief Executive Officer of County Durham Community Foundation, said: “It is wonderful that we are able to continue this important programme in partnership with the PCVC into its fourth year. We are look forward to receiving exciting, innovative bids from groups that look to keep our area safe and inspire confidence within our communities.”

The closing date for applications is Sunday 29 April 2018.

For details, and to apply visit http://www.cdcf.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant

Posted on Wednesday 7th March 2018
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