Tackling local concerns
Ten schemes will deliver projects with support from the fund, which provides small grants of up to £3,000 to tackle local concerns which meet the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan priorities.
In 2019/20, £150,000 is available for community groups to bid for funding to deliver projects that tackle crime and reoffending, build safe, confident communities and support vulnerable people and victims of crime in the county.
The Commissioner visits some of the projects the Community Action Fund supports and to see first-hand the difference that they make across Lancashire.
“We have seen a really positive response after the fund reopened last month and there is some really positive projects that will make a big difference in local areas up and down the county.
“They deliver great value for money for relatively small investment, help me to achieve the key priorities in my Police and Crime Plan and ultimately, help make Lancashire a safer and better place to live.
“Investing funds recovered from Proceeds of Crime in this way, removing funds from those who seek to blight our communities and using it to strengthen them, sends a clear signal about the type of place that Lancashire is and recognises the positive role that the various community organisations up and down the county play.
The Commissioner also encouraged other groups to apply, adding:
“I’m delighted that this year we are able to provide more funding through my Community Action Fund that ever before, available to invest in our neighbourhoods.
“We know that the people who live and breathe the work they do in our communities have great ideas and I’m keen for as many as possible to apply so I would encourage them to visit my website to find the criteria and get in touch if you need more information.”
For more information on the Community Action Fund visit https://www.lancashire-pcc.gov.uk/our-money/grant-funding/community-action-fund/
Approved Community Action Fund grants this round (July 2019) provided to:
- Sir Tom Finney Preston Soccer Centre (Preston)
- Skelmersdale Action for Youth (West Lancashire)
- Tanterton Village Hall (Preston)
- The Billy Project (Blackburn with Darwen)
- Skem Creative Hub (Skelmersdale)
- Kingsfold Football Club (South Ribble)
- Tanhouse Community Enterprise (West Lancashire)
- Elysium (South Ribble)
- The Billy Project Juniors (Blackburn with Darwen)
- West Lancs Ark (West Lancashire)