A £300,000 fund is today being opened up to organisations and charities who can help tackle hate, rural and community crime.
These three crime themes were identified as priorities in Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Caroline Henry’s Make Notts Safe Plan, which aims to work with communities to tackle issues that matter to them most.
Third-sector organisations and charities are now being invited to bid for a share of a £100,000 Make Notts Safe grant that is available for each of the three thematic priorities over the next two-and-a-half financial years.
“Reducing crime is most effective when the community and local groups, organisations and charities come together with the police to work as a team. Together we are stronger, and that is why these Make Notts Safe thematic grants are available – to empower local communities to make a difference,” said Nicola Wade, Head of Commissioning and Partnerships for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
“When the Make Notts Safe Plan was being drawn up, we asked communities what issues mattered most to them, and tackling hate crime, rural crime and community crime were among the top responses.
“Now, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is delighted to offer funding in these areas so we can get to work and have an impact to help Make Notts Safe, together.”
The Make Notts Safe thematic grants are open to all third-sector organisations and charities that are registered on Companies House or the Charity Commission.
Organisations can bid for multi-year funding over one, two or three years, with all funding being spent by March 2025 at the latest.
It is also possible for organisations to bid for funding in more than one of the three £100,000 funding pots.
The final deadline for applications is on 15 September 2022.
The latest release of Make Notts Safe thematic grants follows the awarding of funding under two other themes – youth diversion and hidden harm – earlier this year.
This saw a total of £299,601 awarded for seven youth diversion projects - preventing crime by supporting targeted projects and initiatives to divert at risk young people away from crime and antisocial behaviour.
Successful organisations include Newark Emmaus Trust, who received £36,000 for a project to provide mentoring and positive diversionary activities for homeless service users who are vulnerable and at risk of involvement in crime and anti-social behaviour, and Trent Bridge Community Trust, who received £64,245 for the Positive Futures scheme, providing specialist youth workers to mentor targeted young people (aged 10-18) at risk of involvement in gangs, crime or social exclusion.
The hidden harm thematic grants saw a further £315,150 awarded to eight projects. The aim of this funding was to protect vulnerable people by supporting targeted projects and initiatives to reduce hidden harm, including child sexual and/or criminal exploitation, honour-based abuse and female genital mutilation.
Successful applicants in this grant scheme included POW Nottingham, who were awarded £35,268 to work alongside Nottinghamshire Police’s Modern Slavery team and local services to increase safety and reduce harm for our hidden and vulnerable community members. Another scheme to benefit was the Jericho Road Project, which was awarded £30,600 to provide flexible, holistic and targeted support for women experiencing sexual exploitation and coercion.
Further information about the new Make Notts Safe thematic Grants will be available at virtual briefing events being held in August 2022. The briefing events will provide attendees with the following:
- An overview of the new Make Notts Safe Grants and themes
- An overview of the application process
- An opportunity to ask any questions
Briefing events will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams on the following dates:
- Thursday 4 August 3pm-4.30pm
- Tuesday 9 August 10am-11.30am
- Wednesday 10 August 12-1.30pm
If you would like to attend one of these briefing events please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating which date you would like to attend so we can email you the appropriate TEAMS link to enable you to join the event.
For an overview of the Make Notts Safe Grants scheme, click here.
For Make Notts Safe Thematic Grants application form, click here.
For guidance on how to apply, click here.
For a detailed guide for proposals for the hate crime thematic grant, click here.
For a detailed guide for proposals for the rural crime thematic grant, click here.
For a detailed guide for proposals for the community crime thematic grant, click here.
For Frequently Asked Questions about Make Notts Safe Grants, click here.
For the full list of successful projects in the youth diversion and hidden harm themes, click here
Posted on Thursday 28th July 2022