£250,000 Crime Prevention Fund opens

Projects designed to help reduce crime and disorder in Derbyshire are being invited to apply for a slice of his annual funding scheme from Monday (27 April 2015). The Police and Crime Commissioner has a total of £250,000 to give away from his Crime Prevention Fund. The awards will be made to successful applicants who will work with the commissioner to deliver priorities at a local level. Public sector, community groups and third sector organisations can apply for either a Small Grant of up to £5,000 or a Large Grant of between £5,000 and £25,000 to assist with projects running for a maximum of 12 months from 1 September.

Applicants will need to show evidence that their work supports the Commissioner's specific crime reduction goals and delivers tangible benefits in line with the priorities in his Police and Crime Plan. This includes support for victims and early intervention schemes designed to divert and overcome offender behaviours. Applications for funding will close on 5 June, the Commissioner making his final decisions and notifying successful applicants on 24 July. All projects need to be delivered by 31 August next year. Applicants should note that in contrast to previous years for efficiency purposes it is intended that this year the Fund is being allocated in just one round of applications. More details on how to apply for the funding are available at www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk

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