PCC opens the door to £250k funding bonanza to boost crime prevention

by | 3 January 2021 | Local Charity, Notice, Retford, Sherwood, Worksop

New funding worth up to £250k is available to help communities protect the vulnerable and prevent people turning to crime and violence. Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping has revealed details of his 2021-22 Community Safety and Violence Reduction Unit Fund which will provide cash grants of up to £25k to charities and non-profit organisations that support his vision for a safer county.
The funding will be available for projects which closely mirror the PCC’s Police and Crime Plan and Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) objectives to protect vulnerable people from harm, help and support victims, tackle crime and antisocial behaviour, transform services and deliver quality policing.
Organisations have until 12.00pm on Monday 11th January to apply for a share of the funding.
The Commissioner is keen to support projects which provide diversionary activity to engage with people at risk of being involved in serious violence, crime or anti-social behaviour, particularly those targeted towards young adults aged 18 to 24. These initiatives may include projects which build resilience, promote self-esteem and develop social, emotional and personal competence skills.
Other schemes on the priority list are those that raise awareness and help young people avoid sexual and criminal exploitation both on and offline and prevention initiatives that protect vulnerable and older people from online fraud and doorstep crime.
Community-led initiatives that work in partnership with Nottinghamshire Police to build positive relationships between BME and new and emerging communities are also welcomed.
Successful projects must deliver their work during some or all of the period between 1st April 2021 and 31st March 2022.
Grant application forms, guidance notes and the template funding agreement are available online at www.nottinghamshire.pcc.police.uk.