Community organisations in Cheshire who are working to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour are being urged to apply for a new fund.
Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer has launched his Community Action Fund making more than £100,000 available for projects which make a real difference to their local community.
The funding is aimed at new projects or initiatives which will deliver community safety or crime prevention activities.
This could include, but is not limited to, projects that support victims, protect vulnerable people, tackle anti-social behaviour or drug issues, improve road safety or promote a safe night-time economy.
PCC John Dwyer said: “Preventing crime and anti-social behaviour requires a community effort with local police teams working with other public services and local residents to solve issues at a neighbourhood level.
“There are so many organisations across Cheshire who have a real passion and drive for making their communities safer that really want to make a difference.
“My Community Action Fund will empower them and provide the necessary resources to get some of these really crucial projects off the ground.
“I look forward to seeing the difference these projects make right across Cheshire.”
Individual bids of up to £5,000 can be submitted by applicants who are working with their local policing team to address local priorities.
All bids must be match-funded to provide maximum benefit to local communities. With match-funding, up to £200,000 could be invested into crime prevention in Cheshire over the next 12 months.
For more information about the fund and to apply, please visit:
Pictured - PCC John Dwyer visiting a park in Helsby damaged by vandals (please note, this project was not a recipient of the fund but it shows the type of projects which might be funded).