Apply now for share of fund to fight crime

Community groups wanting to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and support victims can apply for their share of a £30,000 fund.

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick’s community and volunteer fund 2013 is now open.

The PCC says communities have a role to play in preventing crime and making places safe to live and work.

He thinks the voluntary and community sector as well as communities and individuals can all be involved in delivering positive change that will benefit everyone.

Mr Hardwick believes some of the most important work that makes a difference to people’s lives can be provided by volunteers.

His plan is to make the community and volunteer fund available every year.

The PCC wants the money to support as many smaller projects as possible, projects aimed at younger and older people and those supporting victims, witnesses and vulnerable.

Community groups and voluntary organisations can apply for grants from £250 to £1,000 to fund materials, projects or activities.

Payment of the grant to applicants will be based on the proposed activity contributing to the PCC’s priorities.

Applicants have to demonstrate the need and expected impact of the activity and the organisation having the capacity to deliver the activity.

Grants will not be awarded to or for the following: individuals, party political causes, religious causes, national organisations with no local committee, projects benefiting areas outside of Lincolnshire, retrospective funding for activities, goods or services.

All grants must be spent by March 31, 2014.

To apply for funding and for more information visit lincolnshire-pcc.gov.uk/Get-Involved/Community-and-Volunteer-Fund.aspx.