Police and Crime Commissioner Funding to Boost Crime Prevention
Posted: Mon, 07 Dec 2020 16:39
New funding worth up to £250,000 has been unveiled to help communities protect the vulnerable and prevent people turning to crime and violence.
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping has revealed details of his 2021-22 Community Safety and Violence Reduction Unit Fund which will provide grants of up to £25,000 to charities and non-profit organisations that support his vision for a safer county.
The funding will be available for projects which closely mirror the PCC's Police and Crime Plan and Violence Reduction Unit objectives to protect vulnerable people from harm, help and support victims, tackle crime and antisocial behaviour, transform services and deliver quality policing.
Organisations have until midday on Monday 11 January to apply for a share of the funding.
The Commissioner is keen to support projects which provide diversionary activity to engage with people at risk of being involved in serious violence, crime or antisocial behaviour, particularly those targeted towards young adults aged 18 to 24. These initiatives may include projects which build resilience, promote self-esteem and develop social, emotional and personal competence skills.
Other schemes on the priority list are those that raise awareness and help young people avoid sexual and criminal exploitation both on and offline and prevention initiatives that protect vulnerable and older people from online fraud and doorstep crime.
Community-led initiatives that work in partnership with Nottinghamshire Police to build positive relationships between BAE and new and emerging communities are also welcomed.
Successful projects must deliver their work during some or all of the period between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022.
People can view a message from the Police and Crime Commissioner about the funding here: https://youtu.be/Y_g97Du1aiU