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Safer Streets: East Marsh Community Safety Wallet

11:08 am, Tuesday, 1st November 2022 - 3 months ago

Environment and community safety

Funding to boost community safety in the East Marsh area has been opened up for applications from community groups, thanks to the North East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership.

The scheme, launching today (Monday 31st October 2022), is offering grants of up to £7,500 to voluntary, community and not-for-profit organisations to help cut crime.

The fund is worth some £50,000 in total, with priority projects expected to design out crime, reduce or prevent acquisitive crime and anti-social behaviour, or make environmental improvements to reduce the fear and accessibility of crime.

Councillor Ron Shepherd, portfolio holder for safer and stronger communities at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:

“Round one of the East Marsh Community Safety Wallet is now open for applications and I’m really keen to encourage as many voluntary groups, organisations and community groups to apply for this funding.

“The fund is aimed at reducing crime and anti-social behaviour in the East Marsh, and it’s important that residents really get involved in planning and shaping projects to have the biggest impact.

“The Community Safety Partnership really wants to work with groups to help them to achieve these aims.”

This scheme has been funded via 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 Community Safety Partnership.

To find out more about the fund, and to complete an application form, visit: www.vanel.org.uk/va/east-marsh-wallet.

A map of a part of East Marsh
The area of the East Marsh which projects should be targeted to.

Applications for round 1 funding close at 12pm (noon) on Monday 28th November 2022. A panel will meet on Thursday 1st December to consider applications, with a decision being announced the following day.

Details of round 2 will be announced in due course.

Match funding in kind or cash is encouraged and successful bids must have their projects fully completed on or before 31st August 2023.

Whether small or large your project will need to demonstrate or consider how sustainability for the project will be achieved beyond the project end date.

For more information about the application process, contact Richard Wendel-Jones at VANEL by email: richard@vanel.org.uk or telephone: 01472 361043.

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