Organisations that prove their projects support one of seven of the Derbyshire Police and Crime Plan priorities can apply for funding of up to £2,500. The small Community Action Grants are aimed at organisations that support vulnerable people, for example young people, those with mental health problems, or people with substance abuse issues.
The seven Police and Crime Plan priorities include:
- Keeping the most vulnerable individuals in the community safe from crime and harm
- Working to tackle the growing problem of cyber crime and the impact it has on individuals, businesses and communities
- Tackling the impact of substance abuse on communities
- Supporting those with mental health problems and learning difficulties who come into contact with the police force and helping them to find the right support
- Working with young people who have either been victims or offenders
- Working with the police to develop policing and help it better represent diversity in the community
- Working with the police and their partners to respond to opportunities presented by the advancement of technology
Applications are welcomed from non-profit organisations, third sector organisations and community groups. The Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire hopes that the awarded grants will enable receivers to take control of specific community problems and encourage a sense of safety within their local areas. This will likely result in improved quality of life for individuals living in communities in Derbyshire.
For further information on funding and applications, please contact the Grants Officer for pre-application discussions on 0300 122 6006.