Launch of Round 2 - January 2021
The Commissioner's Vulnerability Fund which has been setup to improve the lives and safety of vulnerable people and their families across Derbyshire has reopened for new applications after it was inundated with pleas for help.
Through the first round, almost £342K has been awarded to charities and community groups to protect vulnerable individuals and their dependents from crime, victimisation and exploitation.
The Commissioner was flooded with requests for grants in the first phase of the scheme which closed in October 2020 – exposing the hardship and financial difficulties many projects are facing during the pandemic – and has set aside cash usually earmarked for his Community Action Grant to extend support for those who need it mostIn the second phase of this funding initiative approximately £275K is available for projects which support the PCC’s ambition to create safer, more engaged communities.
The funding will be invested in projects which tackle the wider social issues that contribute to crime and provide practical help rather than operational policing initiatives that directly cut crime.
The deadline for large grant applications was Friday 26 February 2021
To download a copy of successful grant recipients for round 2 - please click HERE