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Theatre group helping tackle doorstep scammers with community funding

An East Lancashire based theatre group have created a performance which raises awareness about doorstep scams – and will be touring the area, engaging with those most vulnerable to becoming victims. The Civic Arts Centre in Oswaldtwistle has developed the project after initially delivering a pilot project to 70 older people, with support from local PCSOs. With support from the […]

26 February, 2020

Commissioner visits project helping young people get active through funding removed from criminals.

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has seen first-hand how his Community Action Fund has supported the work of a Blackburn based community project – utilising money seized from criminals. The Billy Project Juniors builds on the work the project has already done across the Blackburn and Darwen area to build community links with individuals who may otherwise be vulnerable or […]

18 September, 2019

Commissioner visits project supporting homeless young people after community grant

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner saw first-hand how young homeless or potentially vulnerable people are being engaged in a project which is helping them build their lives, improve their skills and avoid getting involved in anti-social behaviour – all through the power of football. Run by Opportunity Sports Foundation, the 12 month project, which received £2,500 from the Community Action […]

3 July, 2018

Commissioner’s Action Fund sees community groups awarded almost £70k to cut crime

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has awarded almost £70,000 to local groups and organisations through his Community Action Fund (CAF). CAF funding has been distributed to projects across Lancashire, helping groups tackle local concerns and deliver the Commissioner’s key priorities. In total, £69,225 was allocated within the last financial year, with 30 successful applications awarded grants of up to £2,500 […]

21 June, 2018

Photography project engages young people after community grant

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner saw how young people have been engaging in a project to help them understand the potential dangers found online and using social media safely, through innovative photography lessons, after a Skelmersdale group benefited from his Community Action Fund. The Commissioner joined residents as five weekly sessions culminated in a gallery-style event, where young people were […]

12 March, 2018

Commissioner sees impact of community grant at Blackpool Music School

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has seen first-hand how a group of young people are benefiting from a community project, which received a grant from his Community Action Fund. The project offers accessible music courses to those who would otherwise be unlikely to learn an instrument, through Blackpool Music School. This offers young people the opportunity to learn a new […]

14 February, 2018

Commissioner visits Lancaster youth sessions funded through community grant

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has visited a Lancaster community group to hear how young people have benefitted from a community project, which received a grant from his Community Action Fund. The weekly self-defence sessions form a key part of the work being done by the Ridge Community Centre around the local estate with young people, running diversionary activities that […]

12 September, 2017

Commissioner invites applications for £75k funding pot

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has relaunched his Community Action Fund (CAF) by making £75,000 available to fund grass roots initiatives that help cut crime, reduce re-offending or support victims. The CAF scheme has grown since it was first launched in 2013 and more than £190,000 has been awarded to 116 organisations to date. Last year, grants worth […]

5 July, 2016

Young people to benefit as Commissioner hands out £7k in grants

Projects getting young people involved in sports and other activities in Lancashire are among the latest to benefit from the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Action Fund. Clive Grunshaw has awarded a total of £7,220 to four organisations in Preston, Fleetwood, and Blackburn as part of the scheme, which offers small grants to groups whose work helps achieve the priorities […]

18 March, 2016

New service for victims to report anti-Muslim hate crime

Victims of Islamophobic abuse can now report incidents using a new telephone service thanks to funding from Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner and Lancashire Partnership Against Crime (LANPAC). A dedicated third-party reporting service for victims of anti-Muslim abuse, run by the Lancashire Council of Mosques (LCM), aims to raise awareness of the problem and launched on Friday (February 26) following […]

2 March, 2016
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