The Safer in Kent Fund, worth £150,000 in 2018/19, supports local projects which help prevent crime and anti-social behaviour in local neighbourhoods in line with the PCC's priorities.
Projects of particular interest are those that meet the following:
- Supporting rural and coastal communities to stay safe
- Reducing re-offending
- Supporting young people through the provision of diversionary or preventative activities for those committing anti-social behaviour, at the cusp of the criminal justice system or within the criminal justice system who are at risk from such issues a youth violence, gangs and knife crime
- Tackling anti-social behaviour
- Preventing crime and fraud
- Supporting communities to raise awareness of risk, safety issues and crime prevention, particularly hard to access communities
- Innovative projects that meet at least one of the PCC's priorities but do not fit within the categories above.
Examples of such projects could include diversionary activities, training, crime prevention equipment, awareness campaigns or clean-up kits.