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Commissioner's Community Action Fund supports those most in need

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Commissioner's Community Action Fund funded by Avon and Somerset Police Community Trust

Local communities and voluntary organisations across Avon and Somerset have received over £80,000 as part of Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens Community Action Fund.

Twenty-six projects ranging from supporting homeless veterans to tackling human trafficking, received funding by the Police Community Trust from the Commissioner’s Community Action Fund.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “We have received an overwhelming number of applications in the first decision period of this fund and I feel pleased to be able to support such fantastic initiatives. 

“I have been captivated by the variety of the applications and astounded to hear of the wonderful work that you carry out day-to-day in your local communities for your communities.”

Projects granted funding included those working with young people who are at an increased risk of offending to preventing disablist hate crimes and providing counselling services for victims of sexual violence.

Chair of the Police Community Trust Bea Salter said: “The Commissioner’s Community Action Fund will increase community involvement in dealing with local problems and issues and the Trustees are very pleased to be involved.

“Working together, not only in partnership with one another, but also with local communities we can ensure that a large number of diverse schemes in Avon and Somerset are supported in prospering within their communities.”

The Commissioner’s Community Action Fund of £200,000 was launched in May. This means there are still two more funding periods from this financial year’s total.

Applications are welcome all year round and Trustees are particularly keen to hear from schemes that have not been awarded financial support and who have not yet benefitted. 

For more information about the Commissioner’s Community Action Fund or to apply click here.

For more information about the Police Community Trust and other grants available click here.

 

Posted on Wednesday 21st August 2013
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