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Grants on offer for Lichfield and Burntwood community safety projects

Projects that promote community safety in Lichfield and Burntwood could be in line for a £500 grant.

The money is from the Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership and is funded by the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner,.

The partnership is seeking projects that promote community involvement, develop stronger communities, and demonstrate a problem solving approach to reducing anti-social behaviour, crime and disorder and the fear of crime.

Grants of up to £500 are available for statutory, not-for-profit and community and voluntary sector organisations and schools.

The project must meet at least one of Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership’s priorities:

  • anti-social behaviour – reduce instances and support victims
  • domestic abuse – raise awareness of domestic abuse and support victims
  • child sexual exploitation – raise awareness of child sexual exploitation and support victims
  • alcohol misuse – raise awareness of the issue and establish early intervention and prevention measure
  • mental health – raise awareness of the issues and establish early intervention and prevention measure
  • public re-assurance – raising awareness of community safety issues and engaging communities in developing and implementing solutions

Councillor Ashley Yeates, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet member for regulatory services, housing and wellbeing, said: “We’re looking forward to receiving applications and to seeing what ideas and projects local groups and organisations are working on to support community safety.”

For more information and how to apply go to www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/smallprojectsfund.

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1 Comment

  1. John Griffin

    13th May, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    Why not just get Tory-led SCC or Home Office to pay for some coppers?

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