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Variety of local projects to benefit from PCC Sue Mountstevens' Action Fund

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The Theatre Orchard who have received funding from the Commissioner's Community Action Fund

Over £27,000 has been awarded from Sue Mountstevens’ Community Action Fund, to projects raising awareness of human trafficking, supporting young people in a bid to tackle anti-social behaviour and providing safety advice to local people.

The most recent funding round saw 11 projects receive grants of up to £5,000, this included The Bridge Foundation in Bristol (£2,000), Midsomer Norton Street Pastors in Bath and North East Somerset (£2,500) and SOS Global in Somerset (£5,000).

A wide range of projects covering Avon and Somerset have also been supported, this included the Senior Citizen Liaison Team who received £1,500 to provide safety advice to communities and Unseen who received £3,000 to tackle modern slavery.

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: "I am delighted that we continue to be able to support such worthy community groups and work of voluntary organisations, making a real difference to the people of Avon and Somerset.

"The applications continue to captivate me with their variety and with the astounding examples that so many of you set in your local communities, by the life changing work you carry out on a daily basis for the benefit of others."

The Commissioner’s Community Action Fund is awarded by the Police Community Trust, applications are welcome all year round and decisions are made by the Board of Trustees.

Chair of the Trust, Bea Salter said: "The Trust was formed to help local communities in Avon and Somerset become safer, better places to live. It continues to support projects and schemes that work towards reducing crime and the fear of crime in the communities where we work and live.

"The Commissioner’s priorities are very much in line with the objectives of the Trust and the Trustees are pleased to work in partnership with the Commissioner to distribute the Commissioner’s Community Action Fund in support of many extremely worthwhile projects."

For 2014/15, over £159,000 has been awarded to local causes, from the Commissioner’s Community Action Fund of £200,000 which launched in May 2013. There is just over £51,000 left for the last funding round of this financial year.

To see all of the schemes that received funding in this latest round click here.

For more information about the Commissioner’s Community Action Fund, how to apply and to see all of the projects that have been supported to date, click here.

For details of all the Trust funding streams and how to apply visit www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/pct

Posted on Tuesday 6th January 2015
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