The PCC will be continuing to support local crime prevention initiatives through the £300,000 Community Safety Development Fund. The fund offers grants of up to £20,000 for community projects that help to prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Essex.
The county has a huge number of voluntary and community groups who help to build safe and secure communities. By empowering them and supporting innovation we believe it can help achieve practical results at a grass roots level.
Applicants to the fund will need to demonstrate that they will make a positive impact on at least one of the Police and Crime Plan priorities. Decisions will be made by a panel of independent local representatives to ensure applications reflect specific community priorities and work with other existing commissioned or grant-funded activity and provides good value for money for the tax payer.
• 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 PCC’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