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Lancashire Commissioner offers new grants for crime fighting schemes across the county

17 November, 2015

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw has today announced a new wave of grants aimed at delivering his police and crime priorities across the county.

Clive Grunshaw is making grants of between £5,000 and £100k available to help organisations establish new initiatives that will help to make Lancashire safe through:

  • supporting frontline policing
  • protecting vulnerable people
  • tackling crime and re-offending or
  • championing victims’ rights.

The cash grants will be funded from money seized through the Proceeds of Crime Act. In Lancashire over the last few years, £1.2m has been returned to the Police and Crime Commissioner following court action to take funds and assets from convicted criminals.

Clive explained: “In Lancashire we have been very proactive making sure that criminals don’t profit from their illegal activity and have taken proactive steps to recover assets.

“As a result I have been able to put money back into the force to help fight crime and now I am making some of the cash taken from criminals available to organisations to help deliver schemes that will make Lancashire safe.

“It’s open to all sectors working to deliver services or schemes in line with my police and crime plan and they can apply either as individual organisations or partner with others on collaborative projects.

“My office has a good track record of working with voluntary organisations, charities and other partners to date and I am keen to see some new projects get off the ground thanks to this funding.”

“The new grants will see £600k available in all, split equally between the three divisions in Lancashire.

“The money can’t be used to fund existing revenue costs, but can be used set up new schemes or for capital investment to help a service improve or grow and they must also demonstrate how they will deliver against the priorities.”

Grant applications must be between £5,000 to a maximum of £100k and be supported by a business case and meet the funding criteria.

All non-capital grant funding must be matched funded and must show evidence that a scheme can become self-financing or sustainable in the future.

Applicants have until 8 January 2016 to submit their grant submissions and a selection panel will consider the applications towards the end of January with grants awarded in time of the new financial year.

For further information and to apply go to here.

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