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Tackling anti-social behaviour focus of latest Commissioner's Community Action Fund

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PCC Sue Mountstevens with Ablaze - a programme which provides development opportunities for young people - was awarded funding in Quarter 2

Over £52,000 has been awarded to projects tackling anti-social behaviour, doorstep burglaries and raising awareness of female genital mutilation as part of Sue Mountstevens’ Community Action Fund.

The latest funding round saw 15 projects, including St Andrews Park, Bristol receive £5,000 and Revive Youth Community Interest Company, Wellington receive £1,000 to regenerate public green spaces in a bid to reduce anti-social behaviour.

The Curo youth project in Bath and Keynsham received £5,000 towards days of action such as community clear ups and Taunton Women's Aid also received £4,641 to support vicitms of domestic abuse.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “Once again I am pleased to say that applications for the fund have come in thick and fast and I am extremely happy with their innovative nature towards supporting the Police and Crime Plan priorities.

“Funding has again been allocated to a range of initiatives and this quarter in particular, I was encouraged by the applications with inventive suggestions towards tackling anti-social behaviour and making the communities of Avon and Somerset be safe and feel safe.”

The Commissioner’s Community Action Fund is supported by Police Community Trust, Chair Bea Salter said: “The Trustees are once again pleased to be able to distribute the Commissioner’s Community Action Fund alongside existing funding streams covering general crime prevention and reduction, road safety and youth Community schemes.

“The Trustees are particularly keen to ensure that all awards are supported by Local Neighbourhood Policing teams and value and consider all applications submitted to the Trust which promotes community involvement and support.”

The Commissioner’s Community Fund of £200,000 was launched in May.  To date over £130,000 has been awarded to local causes with nearly £70,000 left for the last funding round of this financial year.  

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

Projects supporting the PCC’s priority of tackling burglary are particularly welcomed as there has been a gap in applications to-date.

For more information about the projects that received funding for Quarter 3 click here.

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 27th November 2013
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