Paddy Tipping, Alan Marwood and Mike Sassi
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping last night (Tuesday) announced the launch of his latest £250,000 grant scheme, pledging to support the community heroes who put the county and its people first.
The PCC unveiled details of his ‘2019-20 Community Safety Fund' at the Heroes of Nottinghamshire Awards which recognises the selflessness and dedication of ordinary people who make a difference to their communities.
Mr Tipping, who was one of the main sponsors for the event, said community volunteers were a vital partner to police, helping to change lives and prevent vulnerable people from becoming perpetrators or victims of crime.
"Without the amazing efforts of our community heroes, Nottinghamshire would not be as safe as it is today and I want to ensure the people who give their time freely to help others feel valued and appreciated for their efforts with this vital funding support," he said.
"We will never be able to arrest our way to safer communities. Vulnerable people need help to make positive changes to their lives and break old and destructive habits. The support of our community partners on the ground is achieving this in more ways than we can imagine.
"But public funding is scarce and so it is critical we continue, where we can, to support those third sector services which listen to people's problems and support them to live clean and healthy lives while closing the door for good on a life of crime.
"I would urge any community group or project which is focused on doing long-term good for the benefit of Nottinghamshire to apply for this funding and help us to keep Nottinghamshire safe."
Successful applicants will be asked to show evidence of supporting the PCC's Police and Crime Plan themes which include protecting vulnerable people, helping and supporting victims, tackling crime and antisocial behaviour and transforming services and delivering quality policing.
Applications for the PCC's Community Safety Fund will open on Friday 23 November and forms are available online at: www.nottinghamshire.pcc.police.uk.
Grants of up to a maximum of £25,000 are available and organisations can apply for one project only.
Successful projects will deliver during some or all of the period between 1 April 2019 and March 31 2020.
The deadline for receipt of electronic and hard copy applications is midday on Monday 14 January 2019.
Media Enquires: Sallie Blair - 01283 821012 / 07702 541401
Posted on Wednesday 21st November 2018