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Launch of the Commissioners Community Fund 2017/18

5th April 2017

Groups supporting their neighbourhoods and communities across Northumbria have again been invited to apply for money from Police and Crime Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC’s Community Fund.

Launched this week, the 2017/18 fund is available for activities or projects supporting key priorities in the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan specifically:

  • Reducing Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Community Confidence

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to charities, voluntary groups, community groups and social enterprises reducing anti-social behaviour, promoting crime prevention and building community confidence.

Any Sunderland, South Tyneside, Gateshead, North Tyneside, Newcastle or Northumberland group can apply for the funding with applicants asked to send an application form saying what they hope to achieve from their project and how it supports the Police and Crime Plan.

“I really do appreciate the work these groups are doing in the Northumbria communities to support the priorities in my Police and Crime Plan,” said Commissioner Vera Baird.

“This plan followed extensive consultation with the communities and neighbourhoods in the force area where the public told me about the issues they wanted to see police do more about.

“By helping these groups and projects to deliver local solutions to local issues it further supports my plan by providing crucial assistance to the work being carried out by Northumbria Police.”

The closing date for applications is Sunday 30th April 2017

Further information about the Commissioner’s Community Fund and details of how to apply are available at the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner’s website –