North Yorkshire Police And Crime Commissioner To Launch Community Fund
7:42am 9th May 2013
Julia Mulligan, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, will launch her new Community Fund today (9 May) at the Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre in Knaresborough.
Local community groups, individuals and organisations will be able to apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000 for one-off projects that help keep their local communities safer.
Julia commented “I am delighted to be able to launch my fund; I'm hoping to support a wide range of projects across the county and the City of York. In fact, we've already had interest from nearly 50 people including for a skate park, alley gates in York, a group wanting to put offenders to work refurbishing a cycle park, anger management courses for domestic abuse offenders, activities to reduce hate crime and equipment to help keep young people busy over the summer holidays. If you have an idea or project then I'd very much like to hear from you."
“I am able to launch the fund because this year, our government grant was slightly better than expected. At the moment, I know money is hard to find for community projects so I am very pleased to be able to support people in this way. The fund is one of the things I promised to do in my police and crime plan, which is all about keeping people safe and helping them to feel safe."
“I'm also making it as easy as possible for people to be successful in securing the money via a Helpline and offering a single point of contact to help oversee each project. All you need to do is call 101 and ask for the Community Fund. We'll then guide you through the process. Alternatively simply google 'Julia Mulligan' to find my website."
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