The first round of funding closed on the 1st September. 43 applications were reviewed by Community Safety Partnerships and evaluated by a panel of independent local representatives. The office of the Police Fire and Crime Commissioner has produced a report to summarise the first round of funding which can be found here
The PFCC aims to ensure a fair and proportionate distribution of funding across Essex and the unitary authorities of Southend and Thurrock, and between the priorities within the Police and Crime Plan. Following the review of applications received in round 1 the summary report also outlines areas in which we would encourage applications to focus upon.
• More local, visible and accessible policing
• Crack down on anti-social behaviour
• Breaking the cycle of domestic abuse
• Reverse the trend in serious violence
• Tackle gangs and organised crime
• Protecting children and vulnerable people
• Improve safety on our roads
If you would like any further information or have any queries about the Fund, please contact the PFCC’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org or on telephone 01245 291600.
Some CSDF success stories:
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service ‘Firebreak programme’ aims to promote a culture of safety and team work and citizenship by teaching a range of vital life skills whilst undertaking the various disciplines of the Fire Service. the scheme is part funded by the Essex Police and Crime Commissioner and provides a learning environment that combines practical skills and scenario based training.
Sue Pell – Essex Girls and Boys Club
The Essex Boys and Girls Clubs provide safe environments for young people to gather, away from threats of drugs, alcohol & crime. Their ethos is engaging young people in adventurous activities, sports and arts to foster a positive impact on their lives. To hear more about the fantastic work Sue and her colleagues do watch the video.
Street Pastors is an inter-denominational Church response to the issues of local communities, engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and help.
The purpose of Street Pastors is to provide a Christian presence on the streets in local communities in order to listen, care and help. Street Pastors offer care and support to patrons of the late economy without discrimination on any grounds. To look at how the CSDF benefits the scheme watch the following video
Turning Tides is a project of Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS) who carries out community based projects in conjunction with partner organisations. They promote active citizenship and offer a range of activities for young people living in disadvantaged areas of Central Southend as well as supporting isolated older people living across the Borough. Turning Tides encourages involvement in social activities, volunteering, training and environmental projects.
If your enquiry relates to operational policing or a crime please contact Essex Police here