Community groups tackling crime in Milton Keynes can apply for funding from Police and Crime Commissioner

    The Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley has today (22/8) opened the latest round of applications to his Community Fund.

    Voluntary and community groups across the Thames Valley region have the opportunity to receive grant funding through the PCC's Community Fund.

    Money for the Community Fund, jointly managed by the PCC and the Chief Constable, comes from the sale of items seized from criminals that cannot be returned to their rightful owners.

    Matthew said: “I’m pleased to announce the latest round of the Community Fund is now open for applications. This is a great opportunity to support community and voluntary groups in reducing crime. 

    “We’re fortunate to have such an active community across Thames Valley that plays a significant role in helping to tackle local issues around crime prevention and supporting vulnerable groups. 

    “I have been fortunate to visit some of the groups we’ve supported in the past, who have benefited from the funding provided to support their communities and help prevent crime across the Thames Valley. 

    “I look forward to receiving applications which focus on a range of areas within my Police and Criminal Justice Plan including crime prevention, modern crimes such as cybercrime and fraud, and reducing re-offending.” 

    Organisations that support one or more of the following priorities are eligible for the scheme and funding:

    • Strong Local Policing
    • Fighting Serious Organised Crime 
    • Fighting Fraud & Cybercrime 
    • Improving the Criminal Justice System 
    • Tackling illegal encampments 

    Chief Constable John Campbell, said: “Using money generated from the sale of items seized from criminals that cannot be returned to their rightful owners is a great way of funding worthy projects and other work across the Thames Valley. 

    “This funding will play a big part in helping voluntary and community groups across the Thames Valley. It will allow them to continue to run projects that play such a big role in preventing crime and protecting our communities. 

    “As ever, we are particularly keen to receive bids for this money from organisations that support our priority areas." 

    The closing date for this round of applications is 12pm on Monday 12th September and applications will be considered jointly by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and the Chief Constable. 

    Find out more or submit an application here.

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