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Second phase of Commissioner’s Grant Scheme opens for bids

February 27, 2018

Grant Scheme Apply Now bannerProjects which deliver targeted drugs and alcohol interventions for adults and young people are being invited to bid for a slice of funding by Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Philip Seccombe.

The second phase of his Commissioner’s Grant Scheme aims to support schemes which work with people with drug and alcohol addictions within the criminal justice arena, as well as schemes which raise young people’s awareness of the consequences of substance misuse, helping to reduce their risk of entering the criminal justice system.

Up to £245,000 is being made available in two tranches, with up to £85,000 available for children’s and young people’s services and up to £160,000 for services aimed at adults.

Successful applications will demonstrate how they can provide Warwickshire residents with services which will help:-

  • put victims and survivors first;
  • ensure efficient and effective policing;
  • protect people from harm;
  • prevent and reduce crime.

Grants are available to both established and new service providers from the community, voluntary, third sector and statutory organisations for initiatives either at a county-wide level or targeted at one or more of the local authority areas within Warwickshire.

The first phase of the Commissioner’s 2018/19 Grants Scheme sought applications towards the end of last year for initiatives helping to target child sexual exploitation and sexual abuse; provide positive diversionary activities for young people; deliver a countywide domestic abuse perpetrator intervention programmes; and a small grants fund.

Alongside other funding already allocated for other projects tackling community safety priorities, it will take the total amount awarded through the Commissioner’s Grant Scheme in 2018/19 to around £1.5 million.

All submissions will be subject to a rigorous evaluation process and details of successful applicants and the total funding award will be announced in Spring 2018.

The deadline for applications for drugs and alcohol interventions initiatives is noon on Friday 9 March 2018 (children’s and young people’s services) and noon on Friday 23 March 2018 (adult services).

For full details of how to apply and terms and conditions for the award of grants, visit PCC’s website at: www.warwickshire-pcc.gov.uk/grant-scheme.

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