Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens is pleased to announce £98,101 additional funding for 10 local charities who support vulnerable children and young people at risk of exploitation and serious violence.
The PCC and her team were successful in their bid to the Home Office department responsible for tackling serious violence. The additional funding is directed towards smaller charities that provide critical frontline services for children and young people, to ensure they can respond to the needs emerging as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as continuing their day-to-day work.
“We know lockdown has had a significant impact on children and young people in our communities. I hope these grants support smaller local charities and help them continue to be there for our most vulnerable children and young people in these uncertain times.”PCC Sue Mountstevens
Local charities were encouraged to apply for the funding and a significant number of high quality bids were received.
Following careful consideration, the PCC’s commissioning team have allocated the funding to small organisations whose work closely aligned with the PCC’s number one policing priority – to protect the most vulnerable from harm.
Avon and Somerset small charities that have been awarded funding include:
- Aspiration Creation Elevation (ACE), Bristol
- Bristol Horn Youth Concern, East Bristol
- Escapeline, Somerset
- Grassroot communities, South Bristol
- Growing Futures, Central East Bristol
- Ignite Life Mentoring, Bristol and South Gloucestershire
- Purple Elephant, Frome
- Speakeasy, Somerset
- The Space, Cheddar Valley
- Youth Unlimited, West Somerset