Partnership aims to divert young people away from crime

Up to £10k funding available for projects to reduce crime or support victims

The Safer Hull Partnership is offering grants of up to £10,000 for projects that reduce crime or support victims of crime.

The Hull Crime Reduction Fund is open to applications from not-for-profit groups across the city until 31 July.

The fund is administered by the Safer Hull Partnership with funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Previously funding projects have included targeted crime prevention to vulnerable members of the community,  youth engagement, support and mentor-ship for those with criminal convictions to get into employment, and funding to support Neighbourhood Watch.

The Hull and District Anglers Association were one of last year’s Crime Reduction Fund recipients.

Derek Pye, Fisheries Officer and Youth Development Officer at Hull and District Anglers Association, said: “Support from the fund meant H&DAA could run 60 coaching sessions last summer, meaning nearly 1000 different young people could enjoy a positive outdoor activity, learning new skills and making new friends away from negative influences and behaviours.”

Tracy Harsley, chair of the Safer Hull Partnership, said: “The partnership is committed to working with and supporting community groups and the Crime Reduction Fund is our way of equipping them to make a difference.

“We know community groups across Hull know their neighbourhood and safety priorities better than anyone. The fund gives them the ideal opportunity to access financial support that can address local need and make areas safer, whether this is via tried and tested crime prevention schemes or new and unique ways of supporting victims or preventing re offending.

“By offering grassroots organisations this opportunity we can make Hull a safer place to live, work and visit.”

Applications must support the Police and Crime plan and the Safer Hull Partnerships aims to reduce domestic abuse and violent behaviour, reduce offending and re-offending and support victims, vulnerable people and communities.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, Keith Hunter said: “One of the key aims of my police and crime plan is to deliver increasingly self-sustaining and safe communities. I hope this latest round of funding will encourage a greater community involvement to tackle crime and safety.”

Apply for the fund or find more information.

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