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Fund for Local Groups to Cut Crime in North Yorkshire

Julia Mulligan

11:04am 23rd August 2013

Julia Mulligan, the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, is today launching the second phase of her Community Fund. The submission deadline for this round of applications is 6 September 2013.

Part one of the Community Fund was launched in May 2013 and has received a significant amount of interest which resulted in 50 applications being received for quarter one of the process.  Those applications are still going through the formal approval process, but some excellent bids have been received.

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 that the fund has received so much interest from a wide variety of worthwhile community projects across North Yorkshire and the City of York. As we move into quarter two of the Community Fund process I’d like to invite applications from anyone.  We really want to see the people at the centre of communities coming forward with their ideas, however developed they are.

“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 or log onto my website.  We'll then guide you through the process.”

For further information please visit www.northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk and the application form and guidance notes can be downloaded there.

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