Opportunity for groups to get useful grant from police

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird.
Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird.

Groups supporting their neighbourhoods and communities have again been asked to apply for money from the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund.

Launched earlier this month by Vera Baird, the 2016/17 fund is available to group activities or projects supporting the various key priorities in her Police and Crime Plan.

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to charities, voluntary groups, community groups and social enterprises tackling anti-social behaviour, promoting crime prevention and building community confidence in the Northumbria Police area, which includes Northumberland.

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

“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 Friday, May 13. Applicants are asked to set out what they hope to achieve from their project and how it supports the Police and Crime Plan.

More details about the community fund and how to apply are available at the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner’s website – www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk