Crime Prevention Fund – applications invited

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside (PCC)’s Crime Prevention Fund was launched on Feb 20th.

The fund is designed to help local groups protect their communities from crime.
It will be used to help charities, community groups and social enterprises stop problems before they occur, by reducing the opportunities for crime and by deterring people away from becoming involved in anti-social and illegal behaviour.

PCC Jane Kennedy has pledged a total of £88,000 to the fund and is inviting groups to submit bids of between £5,000 and £25,000 for innovative community safety projects or schemes that will be run during 2015/16.

The deadline for applications is 10am, Mon 16th March

Applications will need to support at least two of the Commissioner’s priorities and address at least one area of the Crime Prevention Model.
The Commissioner’s priorities:
• Reducing Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour.
• Provide a Visible and Accessible Neighbourhood Policing Style
• Tackling Serious and Organised Crime.
• Maintaining Public Safety.
• Take Effective Action Against All forms of Hate Crime
Read more about the Commissioner’s priorities here

Crime Prevention Model:
• Primary Prevention (situation an social prevention)is directed at stopping a problem before it happens. This involves reducing the opportunities for crime, addressing social and / or environmental factors that increase risk of offending, and strengthening community and social structures.
• Secondary Prevention – seeks to change people, typically those at high risk of embarking upon a criminal career. The focus can be on a rapid/effective early interventions (for example, youth programmes) and/or high risk neighbourhoods.
• Tertiary Prevention – focuses on dealing with offending after it has happened. The focus is on intervention in the lives of known offenders in an attempt to prevent them from re-offending.

Applicants must demonstrate a proven need. Awards are aimed at initiatives in the community, which must have identified achievable benefits/outcomes.
For more information on the Crime Prevention Fund, any queries and how to apply please click here

This fund is being administered by Liverpool Charity and Voluntary Services (LCVS)
and Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (Sefton CVS)

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