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Up to £200,000 is to be awarded to community organisations across Avon and Somerset

The Commissioner’s Crime Prevention Fund has officially opened. It aims to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour through community projects and activities across the region.  

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) set up the fund in partnership with Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) and Quartet Community Foundation (QCF), who facilitate the application process and help communities become safer.

Successful applicants will be awarded grants between £1,000 and £5,000, with the OPCC historically awarding 50 initiatives and activities. This round will accept applications to run a project:

  • in a particular neighbourhood so that everyone benefits from reduced crime and antisocial behaviour, or
  • for a specific group of people who are at higher risk of being the victims or perpetrators of crime and antisocial behaviour.

“Firstly, I would like to congratulate and thank all of the local community groups and organisations who have previously been awarded this grant. They have delivered some fantastic crime reducing initiatives and activities.

“I encourage local organisations or community groups to apply for this worthwhile funding, so that together we can reduce anti-social behaviour and make our communities safer”

PCC Mark Shelford

Past organisations that have been awarded grants include:

  • APE project CIC
  • Ashton Vale Club for Young People
  • Bath City Farm
  • Chinese Community Wellbeing Society
  • East-side Community Trust
  • Escape Line
  • Ground-Work South Trust
  • Ignite Life
  • Key4Life
  • Life Cycle UK
  • Opoka
  • Root Connections
  • Sea Mills Boys & Girls Club
  • Sixty-One
  • South Bristol Youth
  • Southmead Development Trust
  • Stand Against Violence
  • Taunton East Development Trust
  • The Nelson Trust
  • Youth Connect South West
  • Zion Bristol
Apply for funding

Applications for the Commissioner’s Crime Prevention Fund are now open.

Groups based in Somerset can apply by visiting Somerset Community Foundation’s website or by calling 01749 344949.

Any groups based in BANES, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire can apply to Quartet Community Foundation.