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PCC's Action Fund helps to transform lives and local communities


PCC Sue Mountstevens with Taunton Street Pastors who have previously been awarded £2000 from the Action Fund.

Juice Community Project who supports local residents, a Muslim youth helpline and a partnership between Beloved, One 25, Spring of Hope and Unseen will all benefit from Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens’ Action Fund.

The latest round of funding from the Commissioner’s Community Action Fund will see £40,406 awarded to support fifteen local community groups and voluntary organisations across Avon and Somerset and more specifically Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Somerset.

Others who will benefit from the funding include Broadway Lodge, a treatment centre for those recovering from addiction, Circles South West who work closely in partnership with criminal justice agencies to reduce sex offending and Oasis Community Hub, an open access course for the local community and who will also work alongside the Police in transforming lives, learning and communities.

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: "The latest round of funding has seen a variety of community initiatives recognised. I hope this support will help their schemes and ideas flourish, enabling them in their quest of enhancing their local communities.

"I’m delighted to support such projects which clearly address identified local need and who have shown their commitment to working together in partnership for the greater good of their local residents, young people and wider communities."

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: "The Trustees continue to encourage the development of community partnerships and endeavour to support a dynamic range of projects. They award funds from a General, Road Safety and the Commissioners Community Action Fund. The final allocation and deadline for the CCAF is 1st December, although the General and Road Safety Fund are still available for you to apply to, please visit our website for guidelines and information."

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

Please note that after the final allocation for the CCAF 2015/16, the fund will be closed until further notice pending the May 2016 PCC Election. Therefore the final deadline for applications to the fund is the 1st December 2015. Applications received after this date will not be considered by the Trustees.

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 22nd September 2015
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