New fund launched to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour
A new £84,000 fund has been launched to help voluntary and community groups in North East Lincolnshire tackle problems ranging from anti-social behaviour to domestic abuse.
The North East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Crime Reduction Fund opens for applications on Monday 3 July 2017.
The new scheme has been funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside (PCC) and is being managed by Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire (VANEL) on behalf of the North East Lincolnshire CSP.
Groups whose work addresses one or more of the following areas are invited to bid for up to £5,000 from the fund:
- Overall crime
- Violent crime
- Domestic abuse
- Anti-social behaviour
- High Demand Wards (East and West Marsh)
- Offending (including re-offending)
- Substance and alcohol misuse (including related harms and recovery rates)
- Promoting community cohesion and tackling hate crime
Applicants must also show how they contribute to at least one of the following PCC aims:
- Deliver increasingly self-sustaining and safe communities in the Humber area;
- Build public confidence in the agencies involved in creating safer communities and
- Promote services to victims and the vulnerable that meet their needs
There will be three bidding rounds before 31 March 2018 and the deadline for the first round of applications is 7 September 2017.
Applications will be evaluated by an independent panel and the results of the first round will be announced on 25 September 2017.
The total amount available for the first year is £84,375 with £28,125 being allocated to each of the three bidding rounds.
A maximum award of £5,000 can be awarded to any one group in any one year.
More details can be found at www.vanel.org.uk including future rounds and deadlines.
North East Lincolnshire CSP Chair, Scott Young, Assistant Chief Constable (temporary) at Humberside Police, said:
“Voluntary and community groups play a vital role in crime reduction but often their work goes unnoticed.
“This new fund has been set up for their direct benefit and to build on the valuable work they already do.”
“It will provide opportunities to introduce new crime prevention ideas and design out future crime as well as helping to tackle and reduce criminality.
All suggestions and proposals are welcome to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in our communities.”
Deputy Chair, Cllr David Bolton, portfolio holder for Safer Communities and Public Protection at North East Lincolnshire Council, added:
“The new fund is a great opportunity for voluntary and community groups to build on their work to help local people feel safe and be safe.
“Applicants will need to show how their project contributes to the delivery of the PCC Police and Crime Plan and the North East Lincolnshire CSP Plan outcomes.
“VANEL will be promoting the fund on its website and ensuring all community safety partners signpost to the documentation and information about the fund.
“VANEL will also offer 1-2-1 project development support and advice on access to potential match funding sources as well as alternative funds if not eligible for this.
“The first of these 1-2-1 sessions will be held at the VANEL offices 23 Bargate Grimsby on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 July 2017 from 9.30am to 4.30pm each day.”
Keith Hunter, Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, said:
“One of the key aims of my Police and Crime Plan is to deliver increasingly self-sustaining and safe communities. I have funded the Community Safety Partnership in North East Lincolnshire to ensure community groups have a local point of contact who know the area and will encourage a greater community involvement to tackle crime and safety.”