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Young people to reap rewards of PCC's latest Community Action Fund allocation


PCC Sue Mountstevens at Thornbury Street Space who were awarded £2000 from last year's Quarter 4 of the Commissioner's Community Action Fund

Helping young people was the underlying theme across many of the projects successfully granted a share of over £54,000 from Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens’ Community Action Fund.

The latest allocation of funding saw 20 community groups and voluntary organisations awarded grants of up to £5000 for projects aiming to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB), human trafficking and domestic abuse.

Wanted Not Wasted who provide support to young people in Bournville received £4640, Taunton Women’s Forum were awarded £2500 for a safety awareness course for young women and Malcom X Community Centre £3500 for the Jamafrique Youth and Social club.

To see a complete list of all the projects awarded funding click here.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: "We continue to be overwhelmed with the quality and quantity of applications for the fund. I am always delighted to read about the innovative hard work happening in local communities.

"There are a lot of people with a lot of great ideas about making their communities a place that is safe and feels safe. Working together, it is clear that a lot is being achieved locally, which the fund aims to help recognise and support."

This annual fund of £200,000 is awarded by the Police Community Trust to projects which address the PCC’s priorities and over £250,000 has been awarded across the force since the scheme began in May 2013.

Bea Salter, Chair of the Police Community Trust said: "The Trustees are very pleased to be involved with distributing the Commissioner’s Community Action Fund and in particular in supporting young people’s groups.

"The Trustees administer a range of funding streams covering general crime prevention and reduction, road safety and youth Community schemes. This allows for a wider remit and ensures the fund reach other categories of community involvement and support."

The Police Community Trust will consider quarter three grants at the end of October 2014 and the next deadline for applications is 1st December.

To apply for the Commissioner’s Community Action Fund or for more information click here.

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


Posted on Thursday 11th September 2014
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