A key priority in the PCC’s 2021-24 Police and Crime Plan is ‘Tackling antisocial behaviour head on.’
In response to issues with antisocial behaviour, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Steve Turner has developed the Spring Activity Fund.
The Spring Activity Fund allows charities to bid for one-off grants for positive activities for young people during the February half term and Easter school holidays 2024.
What is the Spring Activity Fund?
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has made funding available to enable local charities to access a one-off grant that works towards one (or more) of the below points:
- Reducing ASB
- Diverting people away from ASB
- Encouraging positive solutions that overcome the issues that communities face as a result of ASB
- Building resilience in communities to respond to ASB
- Supporting early intervention approaches to ASB
Applicants are able to apply for a maximum of £4,000 per project which must be delivered during the February half term and Easter school holidays 2024. Applications do not have to cover both holiday periods, but any applications only covering one holiday period would be able to apply for a maximum of £2,000. Consortium bids are welcomed to a maximum amount of £8,000 (£4,000 per holiday period).
How do I apply?
To apply for the funding, it is important that you have thought through some basics. These include the following:
- Are you a registered charity?
- Has the project been funded previously by the PCC?
- How will your project address antisocial behaviour in the area?
- What is the money for and how have you estimated the costs?
- What difference will it make to the local community and how will you know that it has worked?
- How do you know that this is what the community needs and who supports your idea?
- How long will it take to implement and is everything and everyone ready to start?
- Who will be responsible for managing the money and how will you account for it?
- Is there anything that might stop the project from being successful that you think is important for us to know?
To submit an application please complete the fund application form below. All of the above needs to be detailed in your application.
Completed applications can be emailed or posted.
Email to: [email protected]
Post to: Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland
c/o St Marks House
St Marks Court
Enquiries should be emailed to the address above or contact the OPCC on 01642 306619.
See the below table which sets out the key dates surrounding the ASB Fund:
|11 December 2023
|Deadline for applications
|14 January 2024
|Application Review Meeting
|15 January 2024
|Successful applicants confirmed
|26 January 2024