Helping Communities Fund

December 6, 2023
Published by Dudley CVS
The Helping Communities Fund is Open!

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Foster is releasing more than £166,000 to help communities in the West Midlands make their areas safer.

The money, which is made up from cash that police have seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, will be allocated to organisations that want to invest in their neighbourhoods.Up to £5,000 will be given to individual groups who are doing something for the benefit of their community. The scheme is now known as the Helping Communities Fund (HCF), but was previously known as the Active Citizens Fund.

Its purpose is to support locally based projects, which aim to make a positive difference and which make the West Midlands a safer place to live, learn or work.  All funded projects will contribute to crime prevention and reduction, and community safety in the local area.

The fund, which has already seen more than £500,000 handed out to community groups across the West Midlands, has been open to applications since Monday, December 4th.

Bids, which are now submitted completely online, must be submitted by the end of December 29th, 2023. Unfortunately, late applications will not be accepted.Final decisions on those who have been successful will be made around February 12th, 2024.




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