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Summer Grants Scheme Launched


The top priorities in the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan will determine the next round of successful grant recipients as the summer grant scheme is launched.

Shaun Wright is today (Friday, 1 August 2014), launching his summer grant scheme of which non-profit organisations are encouraged to apply for funding of up to £10,000. 

Applications are encouraged from groups providing activities in South Yorkshire that will complement and work towards reducing antisocial behaviour, protecting the most vulnerable people, improving visible policing, prevent reoffending and ensure victims and witnesses get a better deal.

All activities must be specific and targeted at areas and groups most likely to benefit from the provision.

Shaun Wright the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner said: “This round of grant funding is aimed at targeting the concerns of residents in South Yorkshire.  My priorities are based on issues they have told me about and I am keen to channel resources towards making more of a difference to local communities.

“I welcome applications from organisations providing diversionary activities for young people specifically where antisocial behaviour is taking place.  I would like to see submissions from organisations that are committed to community cohesion in areas with diverse ethnic communities and where tensions have been identified.”

Groups providing services to reduce burglary dwelling, vehicle crime and improving security to those at risk of becoming a victim of crime will also be considered. 

Support for victims of crime will also feature highly in the selection process as organisations supporting the Commissioner’s top priority protecting the vulnerable.

Commissioner Wright added: “In my last round of grant funding, I awarded support organisations tackling domestic abuse across the region.  I would now like to encourage further support groups to apply.  I would particularly like to see applications from those interested in helping people after becoming a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or domestic abuse.

“Alcohol and drug education groups aimed at the night time economy and alcohol related crimes such as domestic violence are also encouraged to apply.

Forms and further information are available for download from our grants page and groups have until 2pm on Thursday, 4 September 2014 to submit their applications.  

Late entries will not be considered.  The Commissioner will consult with South Yorkshire Police before announcing the successful applications. 

For more information, please email

Posted on Friday 1st August 2014
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