The Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside have opened this funding opportunity for charities, community groups and social enterprises who deliver projects that stop problems before they occur, by reducing the opportunities for crime and by deterring people away from becoming involved in anti-social and criminal behaviour.
Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 over a 12 month period are available to support projects that contribute to at least one of the following PCC Police and Crime Plan priorities:
- Prevent crime and ASB
- Provide a visible and accessible neighbourhood policing style
- Tackling serious and organised crime
- Support victims, protect vulnerable people and maintain public safety
- Working in partnership to improve road safety
General eligibility criteria:
• You must be a charity, community group or social enterprise (statutory services including schools are not eligible for this fund).
• You must be based in Merseyside, connected to your community
• You must have a formal constitution or governing document in the name of the group.
Applications must also contribute to at least one of the below areas on the 2017/18 PCC Crime Prevention Framework:
|*Primary (Stop before it occurs-Situational & Social)||Prevention, Diversionary Activities||Designing out crime target hardening|
(Change people at risk)
|Focussed Deterrents, Education & Intervention.||Prioritise Vulnerable Localities|
*Primary Prevention – (situational and social prevention) is directed at stopping a problem before it happens. This involves reducing the opportunities for crime, addressing social and/or environmental factors that increase the risk of offending, and strengthening community and social structures.
**Secondary Prevention – seeks to change people, typically those at high risk of embarking on a criminal career. The focus can be on a rapid/effective early intervention (for example, youth programmes) and/or high-risk neighbourhoods.
Closing date for applications: 8th September 2017 by 4pm