The Police Commissioner for Merseyside is able to award charitable grants to organisations that deliver community projects that reduce crime, improve public safety or support victims.
Emily Spurrell has now launched the Youth Diversion Fund, which uses money raised through the Police Property Act from the sale of property which has come into the police’s possession where the owner of the property cannot be identified and where a court order has been made.
Grants of up to £3,000 are available to support diversionary projects for children and young people taking place around the October school half term, Halloween and Bonfire Night period 2021. Projects should meet at least one of the Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner’s priorities:
- Fighting Crime; Proactive Policing;
- Supporting Victims; Safer Communities;
- Driving Change; Prevent Offending.
General eligibility criteria:
• You must be a charity, community group or social enterprise (statutory services including schools are not eligible for this fund).
• You must be based in Merseyside, connected to your community. National charities must have a permanent branch in Merseyside with a local Management team and a bank account here.
• You must have a formal constitution or governing document in the name of the group.
Closing date for applications: 10th September 2021 by 4pm
Decisions: We expect decisions to be announced week commencing 11th October 2021
For more information and to apply visit: https://cfmerseyside.org.uk/funds/youth-diversion-fund