Community Action Fund applications welcomed by police and crime commissioner

January 30 2017

VOLUNTARY organisations and community groups are being invited to apply for grants of up to £3,000 from a fund set up by police and crime commissioner Sue Mountstevens.

VOLUNTARY organisations and community groups are being invited to apply for grants of up to £3,000 from a fund set up by police and crime commissioner Sue Mountstevens.

The Community Action Fund money can be used for projects that support priorities in the police and crime plan and which benefit local people.

So far, the fund has awarded more than £595,000 to various groups since being established in May 2013 but it was closed temporarily pending publication of the police and crime plan.

Ms Mountstevens said the fund had supported schemes such as a flower garden to reduce anti-social behaviour, an interactive game to educate young people about the danger of drugs and a digital toolkit to improve education on healthy relationships.

Applications can be made throughout the year, with decisions made quarterly by trustees.

 Visit www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk/Partnerships/Commissioners-Community-Action-Fund.aspx for more information.