Funding for Local Projects
In 2001 elected members through the then Crime and Disorder Policy Development Group received a budget for projects in support of the Community Safety Action Plans. The fund, now called the Economic and Community Regeneration Board is split into two, to provide a range of groups with the opportunity of securing funding to deliver Community Safety projects.
The first fund is for youth related projects and offers up to £500 per application. Applications can be submitted by community police officers or anyone involved in community - based organisations. Projects must encourage young people to take part in community activities. The main objectives of the fund are to cut local crime, involve young people in the community and prevent them from getting into trouble.
The second fund is to support voluntary organisations, which can apply for up to £1000 per project. The main focus here is to get practical, local projects up and running which will help support the Community Safety Action Plans.
Successful applicants are required to report back on the progress of project, in order to monitor and evaluate the allocation of the funding.