Voluntary and community safety groups invited to apply for funding from the PFCC
Voluntary and community safety groups from across Essex can receive a funding boost from Roger Hirst, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex.
Round two of the PFCC’s Community Safety Development Fund is open but is closing shortly. Groups that would like to bid for funds will need to get their applications in soon. Up to £150,000 is available to be distributed to community projects that help to prevent and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in the county.
Groups can apply for grants up to £20,000 for community projects which have to meet at least one of the priorities in the Police and Crime Plan.
Roger Hirst, Police, Fire 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. These local groups working within their communities and solving local problems make a vital contribution and deserve to be supported.
“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.
“I would like to encourage anybody who is making a difference in their communities and feel they could benefit from additional funding to apply for this fund, but I would also like to thank all of those groups who work tirelessly in their communities to make sure people can live in peace and safety.”
The closing date for applications is Wednesday, January 31st, 2018.
For more information and to find out how to apply visit https://www.essex.pfcc.police.uk/giving-you-a-voice/commissioning-services/
The first round of the Community Development Fund closed on September 1st, 2017. Applications were reviewed by local community safety partnerships and evaluated by a panel of independent local representatives. The standard of applications was high and £147,159 was awarded to 16 organisations.