Last call for Cheshire groups to submit community action fund applications

Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer

Submitted by the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner

Police and Cheshire Crime Commissioner John Dwyer are urging community groups to submit applications for the Community Action Fund by Thursday’s deadline.

The Community Action Fund is for community groups working to prevent crime and anti-social behavior in their area.

The current application window is expected to close on Thursday, June 30 until the second opening in early September.

Applications are welcome from community, voluntary or third sector groups, including parish councils. Applicants must be based in Cheshire and work alongside their local police team to meet their region’s priorities.

The fund totals £100,000, with individual offers of up to £5,000 accepted by successful applicants to be matched to provide maximum benefit to the region.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer said: ‘I urge all community groups who have not yet applied for my community action fund to do so before the window closes.

“Through the funding, I can help these local groups continue and grow the invaluable work they are doing in Cheshire.

“Preventing and fighting crime is a priority in my policing and crime plan and there are a large number of communities across the county that share the priority.

“With my support, and that of their local police team, we can continue to make Cheshire an even safer place for everyone to live, work and visit.”

Previously successful applicants include the Farndon Community Club, which used its funding to install CCTV to deter rising levels of anti-social behavior in the area, and Warrington Youth Voice, which is committed to educating young people about the dangers street harassment.

Click here to learn more about the Community Action Fund or to find out how to apply.

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