£250,000 funding bonanza to boost crime prevention in Nottinghamshire

New funding worth up to £250,000 has been unveiled to help communities in Nottinghamshire protect the vulnerable and prevent people turning to crime and violence.

By Lucy Roberts
Wednesday, 16th December 2020, 12:38 pm
Paddy Tipping
Paddy Tipping

Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Paddy Tipping has revealed details of his 2021-22 ‘Community Safety and Violence Reduction Unit Fund’, which will provide cash grants of up to £25,000 to charities and non-profit organisations that support his vision for a safer county.

The funding will be available for projects that closely mirror the PCC's objectives to protect vulnerable people from harm, help and support victims, tackle crime and antisocial behaviour, transform services and deliver quality policing.

Organisations have until midday on Monday, January 11, to apply for a share of the funding.

Mr Tipping said: "This is an opportunity to secure vital funds to address vulnerability and give anybody at risk of harm or criminality a choice to take a different path.

"Through the work of my office and the Violence Reduction Unit (VRU), we are building a huge support network across our communities offering help and solutions for people's problems whether they are rooted in social disadvantage, dependency, lack of opportunity or encouragement or exploitation.

"With time and encouragement, people can change course and I am very grateful to the work already going on within Nottinghamshire to make a difference to people's lives.

"Both the VRU and I believe local people should be involved in the design and delivery of crime prevention in their communities.

"This funding will support innovative projects that work at ground level to stop individuals, especially young people, from entering the criminal justice system as well as turning around the lives of those already engaged in crime and violence.”

The commissioner is keen to support projects which provide diversionary activity to engage with people at risk of being involved in serious violence, crime or ASB, particularly those targeted towards young adults aged 18 to 24.

Grant application forms, guidance notes and the template funding agreement are available online at www.nottinghamshire.pcc.police.uk.