The Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner has launched his new Prevention Fund.
The Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner has set aside £250,000 of his 2017/18 budget to create a Prevention Fund that will support third sector organisations in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland to keep communities safe and healthy.
The funding is available to community based grassroots organisations to address challenging issues which have a serious impact on public safety including hate crime, domestic violence and child sexual exploitation. It will also support projects and services that expand help for vulnerable people at risk of becoming either a victim or perpetrator of crime, as well as supporting victims, preventing crime, making communities safer and reducing re-offending.
Two levels of funding are available:
- Grants of up to £9,999 per annum.
- Grants of between £10,000 and £25,000 per annum. These grants will only be awarded to exceptional projects.
The funding can be used for projects/initiatives that meet any of the objectives in the Police and Crime Plan. Applicants must show that they have considered both the Police and Crime Plan and the Commissioning Framework 2017/18.
Funding can be used for new initiatives/provision, to expand existing provision or as replacement funding. However, applicants focusing on a local area are advised to read the local Community Safety Partnership plan to ensure that the proposal complements rather than duplicates existing provision.
Applications can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed every four to six weeks.
For more information and to apply for this grant click here