Cash for crime tackling groups in Sussex

Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex. Taken at County Hall, Lewes. 11/10/13
Katy Bourne, PCC for Sussex. Taken at County Hall, Lewes. 11/10/13

A POT of £200,000 has been set aside for projects in Sussex which tackle police issues.

Sussex police and crime commissioner, Katy Bourne, has established a new fund to support groups which tackle crime in the community.

Grants up to £5,000 will be considered for groups which tackle crime, reduce reoffending and address community priorities such as alcohol, drugs, anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse and road safety can apply.

“I am delighted to launch the Safer in Sussex Community Fund, which is a new initiative that will provide financial support to innovative local projects that aim to make our communities safer,” said Mrs Bourne.

“I want to help communities work together to come up with ways of tackling crime and disorder and I am keen to support projects that demonstrate strong partnership working. I will be working with local partners and agencies to ensure this support complements existing activity.

“I welcome applications from all local groups and organisations that can demonstrate how they are tackling the issues in their area that support the priorities set out in my Police & Crime Plan. These include commissioning initiatives that tackle crime, reduce reoffending and address community priorities such as alcohol, drugs, anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse and road safety.

“Bids will be considered by my office on a quarterly basis with the first round of funding allocated after 31st March 2014. I look forward to receiving the applications.”

For more information on applying visit www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk