Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Angelique Foster has announced further funding worth up to £100k to support communities in their efforts to prevent Anti-Social Behaviour.
The Commissioner has been supporting community groups, parish councils and voluntary organisations to take a proactive approach towards Anti-Social Behaviour since shortly after her election in 2021.
Through her Anti-Social Behaviour Prevention Grant Scheme, the Commissioner has funded an array of schemes from sports activities and youth diversionary projects through to CCTV upgrades and increased security measures to help keep local people safe.
This week, she announced a further £100k would be available in the third round of the fund to keep up the positive momentum and help more communities to do something positive to stand against the issues that concern them most.
Commissioner Angelique Foster said: “I am pleased to support our communities once again so that local residents can take proactive measures and play a part in helping to improve community safety. This makes a tangible difference to the quality of life in our neighbourhoods.
“My fund has not only helped communities to overcome persistent problems by increasing security in public spaces, it has also helped to address the root causes of offending. Numerous young people have been able to access support and mentorship – often through sport – to change their behaviour in the long-term.
“The latest Crime Survey for England and Wales revealed Anti-Social Behaviour had reduced by a further seven per cent across Derbyshire in the 12 months to the end of September 2022. This success is due to a tougher approach to these issues from the Constabulary and an increase in partnership working with our partners, delivering the robust enforcement required by my Police and Crime Plan. Together with the community provisions enabled by my fund we are making a real difference to the safety of our county.
“I am determined that this should continue and would urge any organisation that feels it has a special part to play in developing solutions to Anti-Social Behaviour to take up this opportunity.”
Commissioner Angelique Foster made Neighbourhood Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour a key priority in her Police and Crime Plan, pledging to deliver sustainable solutions to local issues and resource community initiatives that aim to cut crime.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available for organisations which can successfully evidence their plans to increase the safety of local people and divert young people away from crime in support of the robust enforcement work she expects the force to deliver.
To find out more or apply for a grant, please visit: https://bit.ly/ASBPreventionGrantRound3
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