Cash up for grabs to help Fylde coast groups tackle crime

Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw
Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw

Projects that help tackle crime on the Fylde coast can benefit from a share of a £75,000 funding pot.

Community groups are being urged to bid for a share of the cash, being offered by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw.

I am committed to working with Lancashire’s communities to support them in making the county a safer and better place to live

Clive Grunshaw

Individual grants of up to £2,500 are up for grabs to support grass roots projects that protect vulnerable people or help cut crime, anti-social behaviour or re-offending.

This year sees an extra £25,000 on offer, following the success of a similar initiative last year.

The latest funding comes as Mr Grunshaw revealed the six projects to get a share of a £10,000 Community Action Fund.

Among the successful bidders is South Shore Cricket Club, which will get £2,000 to spend on a 10-week multi-sports community development programme aimed at young people aged 12 to 19 in some of Blackpool’s most deprived areas.

Mr Grunshaw said: “I am committed to working with Lancashire’s communities to support them in making the county a safer and better place to live.”

For information on the funding and to apply, visit: www.lancashire-pcc.gov.uk