Still time to apply for the Community Safety Development Fund!
Voluntary and community safety groups from across Essex still have time to apply for a funding boost from the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex’s 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, as well as supporting vulnerable people.
Applications to the fund must demonstrate that they will make a positive impact on at least one of the Police and Crime Plan priorities.
Roger Hirst, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said: “Across Essex we have a huge number of voluntary and community groups helping to build safe and secure communities. Working within their communities and solving local problems, they make such a valuable contribution and deserve our support.
“Empowering local communities, supporting innovation and rewarding those groups that achieve practical results at a grass roots level is an important way to keep our county safe and our communities strong and resilient.”
He added: “I would like to encourage anybody who is making a difference in their communities and feel they could benefit from additional funding to apply, and I would like to thank them for the work they do to make our county a safer place, helping our most vulnerable people.”
The plan is available to view on our Police and Crime Plan page.
A panel of independent local representatives assess the bids. They ensure the projects reflect specific community priorities, work with other existing commissioned or grant-funded activity and provide good value for money for the taxpayer. To ensure initiatives align with local priorities and existing activity, applicants also must engage with their local Community Safety Partnerships.
Previous recipients of the grants have included The Changing Lives Project, North Avenue Youth Centre, Bar n Bus Trust, Rainbow Services and Braintree Youth Project.
Hurry, applications close on February 17 2023.
To find out more about the fund please head to our Community Grants page.
Page published on 02/02/2023