Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove has launched a new fund which aims to reduce crime and improve public safety in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire over the next four years.
The money for the new fund comes from a number of different sources including the sale of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC) office building to the City Council as well as the savings he has made in running his office over the last two years. The PCC replaced the former Humberside Police Authority in November 2012.
The new fund is intended to help PCC Grove deliver the outcomes in his Police and Crime Plan to reduce crime and protect the public and improve public safety. Mr Grove is allocating £235,000 a year to support local voluntary and community groups who have ideas to tackle local crime and community safety issues.
Although the funding is aimed primarily at community groups, any organisation that can make a difference to keeping communities safe in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull, North East Lincolnshire, and Northern Lincolnshire may apply.
The grant funding can be used for capital and revenue projects and can cover a range of activities. The Commissioner is keen to receive applications for small scale projects that will provide sustainable answers to local problems that help reduce crime. The activities could include the cost of specific targeted crime reduction and community safety initiatives, capacity building, raising awareness, training and research together with capital projects such as the purchase of equipment and materials.
Applicants should keep in mind that their proposals must show they support the priority outcomes set out in the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan.
Applications can be submitted at any time throughout the year and will be assessed at set times during the year.