Commissioner opens funding round for community organisations

09 October 2017

Police and Crime Commissioner, Michael Lane, is offering community organisations across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton the opportunity to bid for funding for projects and services that will help keep their communities safer.

The £1 million Safer Communities Fund was established to provide financial support for organisations that work with victims of crime and anti-social behaviour and to help reduce offending.

Michael Lane, the Commissioner, said “There are hundreds of voluntary organisations; from small and local, to large and national working to help keep us safer.  I want to do what I can to ensure that these organisations are supported to enable them to deliver quality services that improve people’s lives. Financial assistance through grants is one way that I can provide that support.  I also want to enhance existing partnerships and help build new ones between providers, because by working together towards a common goal we can achieve so much more.

“Last year I was able to support 70 organisations through the Safer Communities Fund. This year I am looking forward to receiving applications from both existing and new providers with exciting and innovative approaches to support my vision for a safer Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton.”

Information about the funding process, including guidelines on how to apply are available from www.hampshire-pcc.gov.uk/funding. Applications are open until 4pm on 31 October 2017. The maximum amount of funding that can be applied for per application is £50,000.

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