Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird QC has launched a Commissioner’s Community Fund.
The fund is available to groups whose activities or projects support the commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan within their neighbourhood or community.
Charities, voluntary groups, community groups and social enterprises are invited to apply for up to £2,000 to help fund projects that provide support to victims, help tackle anti-social behaviour, deal with domestic and sexual abuse, promote crime prevention or help reduce crime.
Vera Baird said: “I want the groups and projects that support the priorities set out in my police and crime plan to know how I much I appreciate the work they are doing.
“These priorities were influenced by what members of the public told me were the issues they wanted to see police do more about and groups and projects that support this work are crucial in helping the police do this.
“It is only right they should be rewarded for the fantastic work they do in our neighbourhoods and communities and I hope the funding will help them do even more.” Applicants will be required to submit an application form outlining what they hope to achieve from their project and how it will support the Police and Crime Plan.
She added: “I want to hear from groups who provide activities for young people who would otherwise be hanging around on the streets and become involved in crime, groups who make sure victims of domestic and sexual abuse have the help and support they need, or groups that bring together a community to help reduce crime.”
For more information go to www.northumbria-pcc.gov.uk. Closing date is November 29.