£30,000 funding to help community to cut crime


Community groups are being invited to apply for grants of between £250 and £1,000 to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

The money will come from a £30,000 pot made available by Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commisioner Alan Hardwick.

Criteria includes a requirement to have a written constitution, bank account in the name of the organisation, safeguarding policies if relevant and to be based in Lincolnshire.

Mr Hardwick said: “I have always felt communities themselves have a role to play in preventing crime and making the places where we live and work safe.

“The voluntary and 
community sector, communities and individuals can all be involved in delivering positive change that will benefit 
us all. I also believe that small amounts of money can go a long way and make a real difference.

The money cannot be used for general running costs but can be used for can be used for materials, projects or activities.

Applicants will need to prove their project contributes to Mr Hardwick’s priorities and a panel will review applications within six to eight weeks of receipt and funds must be spent within 12 months.

You can download a form by visiting www.lincolnshire-pcc.gov.uk and Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS) community development workers can advise and support you in writing funding applications.

For help contact Jody Raggo at LCVS on jody.r@lincolnshirecvs.org.uk or call Ruth Copleston on 01476 561798.