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Another £94,000 up for grabs to make people safer and reduce re-offending

Another £94,000 up for grabs to make people safer and reduce re-offending
Matthew Scott is looking to invest more than £94,000 in new and expanding community projects and is inviting local groups to bid for their share.

Having handed out almost £50,000 in July, Mr Scott has opened up his Safer in Kent Fund for a second time.

He said:

‘In this round, I am particularly looking for schemes and projects that are aimed at:

  • Keeping rural and coastal communities safe
  • Reducing re-offending
  • Empowering young people and providing diversionary activities
  • Tackling anti-social behaviour
  • Preventing crime and fraud

‘I want to support new or expanded projects and innovative approaches that help address the issues that are contained within my Safer in Kent: The Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan.’

Mr Scott added:

‘My plan includes a commitment from me to invest in schemes that make people safer and reduce re-offending. There is an army of volunteers and community-minded people right across Kent and Medway and I want to help them do their part to make us all Safer in Kent.’

The Safer in Kent Fund is targeted at voluntary, charity and community groups. Schools and statutory organisations such as parish and district councils are also allowed to bid. The maximum available for a local project is £10,000 – but projects which cover a larger geographical area can request up to £20,000.

Click here to apply online. The closing date for bids is 20 October 2017.

Mr Scott added:

‘Funding must be used for the frontline delivery of the project but awareness campaigns will be considered. I’d encourage anyone considering applying to read my Commissioning Strategy and the terms of funding on my website to maximise their chances of being successful.'

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