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Community Action Fund supports diverse ways to address PCC's priorities


Grants of up to £5000 are available via the Commissioner's Community Action Fund

Serving the diverse needs of the local communities of Avon and Somerset was the theme of the latest round of applications to Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens’ Community Action Fund, which saw £31,892 awarded.

Amongst the services and initiatives which demonstrated a variety of ways to address the PCC’s priorities, included the RSPCA who support victims of domestic abuse by providing temporary foster care for pets so that their owners can leave their abuser and find a safe home.

Also successful in receiving funding were Unchosen, who produce films and resources to raise awareness of modern slavery, Wansdyke Play Association who work with vulnerable children and young people and Bristol Pride who offer volunteer support and are producing hate crime and domestic and sexual abuse materials. 

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “This round of applications highlighted the many different ways that communities and organisations can address my Police and Crime priorities.  That’s what makes the Community Action Fund so great.

“Only you know the priorities that matter to your local communities the most and only you know how best to tackle these issues, to ensure that where you live is safe and feels safe.  I want to hear your ideas and support you to make it happen.”

The Police Community Trust, for which the PCC is a Trustee, is responsible for considering applications made to the Community Action Fund.  The Police Community Trust also holds a separate Road Safety Fund, more information about this including how to apply can be found here.

Chair of the Police Community Trust, Bea Salter said: “I agree whole heartedly with the sentiments of Sue Mountstevens.  The Trustees are keen to continue encouraging the development of community partnerships to help tackle a wide range of issues, they are happy to receive and consider applications from many community and other local voluntary organisations in line with the Trust’s aims and objectives.”

Community and voluntary organisations are invited to apply for up to £5,000 from the Commissioner’s Community Action Fund.  Applications are welcomed throughout the year and are considered by the Trustees quarterly. 

For a list of all the projects and initiatives that have received funding to date or to apply for the Fund click here.   

The Trustees also offer financial support from a General Grants Fund, The Road Safety Fund and the Transformers Fund.  For more information about the Police Community Trust and all of their funding schemes click here.




Posted on Tuesday 14th July 2015
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