A new fund has been launched in partnership between the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) and Quartet Community Foundation (QCF).
The Commissioner’s Crime Prevention Fund will support community projects and activities that help to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour.
Community groups and charities can apply for grants of between £1,000 to £5,000 from the Commissioner’s Crime Prevention Fund to help create safer communities in our area.
Justin Sargent, Chief Executive at Somerset Community Foundation, said: “We’re delighted to be working alongside our neighbours at Quartet Community Foundation and our partners at the OPCC. The money from the Commissioner’s Crime Prevention Fund will be targeted at supporting work that helps prevent, and reduces the impact of, crime in our communities.
“We want to fund a wide range of community-led projects including creating safer streets and green spaces, raising awareness among young people, and the promotion of restorative justice.”
Mark Shelford (pictured main page), Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “I am delighted that my office, SCF and QCF have set up this important Crime Prevention fund to help create safer communities.
“Local residents know their neighbourhoods better than anyone and we want to help communities prevent crime in their area. We want to support a real range of projects that help prevent crime as outlined in my Police and Crime Plan..”
A total of £200,000 is available from the fund and Somerset’s allocation is expected to be around £60,000. There will be three opportunities to apply across the year. Groups based in Somerset should apply for a grant by visiting Somerset Community Foundation’s website, here: www.somersetcf.org.uk/opcc or by calling 01749 344949 before the deadline of Friday, May 27, 2022.
Any groups based in BANES, Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire should apply to QCF: www.quartetcf.org.uk/grant-programmes/oppc