Voluntary and community groups in Hull can now apply for up to £10,000 of funding to help prevent crime writes Charlotte Jackson.
A new fund has been launched for groups to apply for grants that will provide the funding for new and existing projects to tackle crime, anti-social behaviour and other community issues.
The projects could tackle a wide range of issues such as substance misuse, domestic abuse and reducing violent crime.
The scheme which is being run by the Hull Community Safety Partnership has had over £100,000 of funding provided by the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, Keith Hunter said: “One of the key aims of my police and crime plan is to deliver increasingly self-sustaining and safe communities.
“I have funded the community safety partnership in Hull to ensure community groups have a local point of contact and I hope the fund will encourage a greater community involvement to tackle crime and safety.”
Hull Community Safety Partnership Chair Tracy Harsley said: “We welcome this opportunity to work more closely with communities and to support them in seeking to improve outcomes for residents and communities.”
Groups and organisations must be based within the boundaries covered by Hull City Council to be eligible for a grant.
Successful applications will be announced every three months, beginning in December this year.
For more information and to apply, visit www.humberside-pcc.gov.uk/Plans-and-Policies/Commissioning-and-Grants.aspx