CLEVELAND Police and Crime Commissioner Steve Turner has today (Friday 11 February 2022) launched a £50,000 fund to tackle Antisocial Behaviour (ASB).
Steve is inviting charities to apply for funding from the Antisocial Behaviour Fund to support innovative projects across Cleveland.
Projects should work towards preventing and reducing antisocial behaviour (ASB) and/or boost a community’s ability to deal with its related problems.
The fund offers grants of up to £5,000 per project. Successful projects must be able to demonstrate they make a real difference in their communities.
Cash for the fund comes from the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF), much of which is raised by the seizure and sale of goods, judged to be the proceeds of crime.
Projects will run between April to September with the opportunity for projects to be in place during peak times such as school Easter and Summer holidays.
Antisocial Behaviour – a key priority
Steve said: “A key priority of the current Cleveland Police and Crime Plan is tackling antisocial behaviour head on.
“Working with my team, I have developed this dedicated one-off fund to find innovative solutions, which will work towards reducing and diverting people away from ASB.
“ASB is often criminal behaviour and I’ve seen first-hand the misery, which it can cause. It can blight the lives of whole communities and it severely limits the quality of life for so many.
“We need to work together with our communities – and the agencies which represent them – to tackle and reduce ASB across the board.”
Applications must be from registered charities. Application details can be found on our website
Completed applications should be emailed or posted to: email@example.com or Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland c/o St Marks House, St Marks Court, Thornaby, Stockton-On-Tees. TS17 6QW
A panel including the PCC and Chief Finance Officer will meet next month to decide on the successful applicants.