Safer in Sussex

Community groups in Crowborough are been invited to apply for grants of up to £5,000 to tackle crime and improve community safety.

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has established a new fund worth £200,000 to help voluntary groups prevent crime, increase detection or education people about personal safety.

The Safer in Sussex fund will support local projects that address the priorities outlined in the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan.

Safer in Sussex copyOn the launch of the ‘Safer in Sussex’ Community Fund, Katy Bourne said:

I welcome applications from all local groups and organisations that can demonstrate how they are tackling the issues in their area that support the priorities set out in my Police & Crime Plan. These include commissioning initiatives that tackle crime, reduce reoffending and address community priorities such as alcohol, drugs, anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse and road safety.

Awards of up to £5,000 will be granted for projects that meet the funding criteria following consideration by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and approval by the PCC.

Safer in Sussex logoIn exceptional circumstances the Commissioner will consider requests for funding above £5,000.

Funding will be granted quarterly and the first deadline for applications is 31st March 2014.

More information on the scheme and how to apply is available here.

If you are thinking of setting-up a new initiative, and want to get support from local people, please email CrowboroughLife with details.