Grants offered for crime reduction and community safety schemes

October 27 2017

COMMUNITY groups and voluntary organisations across Avon and Somerset can make a bid for funding from the area’s Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens.

COMMUNITY groups and voluntary organisations across Avon and Somerset can make a bid for funding from the area’s Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens.

Grants of up to £3,000 are available for groups that have a positive and lasting impact on their locality.

Ms Mountstevens said since launching the Community Action Fund in 2013, more than £500,000 had been awarded for various crime reduction and community safety schemes.

This year alone, nearly £70,000 has been allocated to 27 community and voluntary projects. 

Ms Mountstevens said: “Visiting many of the schemes on my regular community days, I have seen first-hand how the funding is making a real difference to local people and their neighbourhoods.”

She said she wanted to hear from any group running a project that ensured its community was safe and felt safe.

The next deadline for applications is Friday, December 1 and details are available by visiting www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk/Partnerships/Commissioners-Community-Action-Fund.aspx