Community groups hoping to secure vital crime prevention funding are being invited to a special information event to help them prepare their bid.
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping recently announced a £250,000 windfall for grassroots projects which protect victims and help people recover from their problems.
As part of his Community Safety Fund for 2018/19, the PCC is looking to support voluntary, charitable and third sector organisations whose work supports his Police and Crime Plan priorities and makes a difference to people’s lives.
The PCC is now hosting an Information Event on Tuesday 9th January at Nottingham CVS to give interested applicants a chance to learn about the fund and his key priorities.
During the event, Hate Crime specialists from Nottinghamshire Police and the local authority will be available to provide further information on this issue which is one of the fund’s key priorities for 2018/19. Meanwhile, representatives from the Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS) will be on-hand to offer advice and support with the application process.
Potential applicants will also be able to take part in a question and answer session and anyone wishing to speak privately to a member of staff from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner will be able to do so.
Mr Tipping said: “This event will give prospective applicants an insight into our goals and ambitions for a safer Nottinghamshire. This fund inevitably receives a lot of interest and it’s important we make the application process as straightforward and transparent as possible to encourage people to apply.
“Competition for funding has been strong in the past and this event will give applicants the information they need to present a strong and compelling case for support.”
Attendance at the event, which runs from 2pm until 4pm, is optional and will not have an impact on the final outcome of any application.
Organisations interested in attending should register their interest at email@example.com.
Grants of up to £25k are available to organisations which support the PCC’s Police and Crime Plan and can demonstrate success in their work.
The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 19 January 2018 and funding will be allocated for the financial year 2018-2019.
Further information and grant application forms for the 2018/19 Community Safety Fund are available online at www.nottinghamshire.pcc.police.uk
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Posted on Monday 18th December 2017