Charities delivering activities across Cleveland could spring into the new year with extra funding thanks to the latest announcement from Cleveland Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Steve Turner.
Steve has just launched the Spring Activity Fund. It will help fund positive activities for young people during February’s half-term and the later Easter holidays.
Its aim is to provide young people with a range of activities at a time of year when traditionally money is tight and fewer, organised activities take place.
By engaging with younger members of the community, Steve hopes to help combat antisocial behaviour (ASB) and focus young people’s minds on more positive pastimes.
Cleveland PCC Steve Turner said: “Winter can be a challenging time. This year, I’m hoping for a bumper crop of applications from charities delivering a range of activities across Cleveland.
“They could be anything from sports and arts and crafts sessions to one-off events.
“Previously, PCC funding has supported everything from trampolining sessions to gardening clubs. The only real limit is the imagination of the charities, who apply.”
The PCC’s Spring Activity Fund is supported by the Police Property Act Fund. As a result, anyone applying must be a registered charity. Charities can apply for up to £4,000 per project.
Successful applicants must be prepared to give the OPCC a progress report, outlining how they have spent their grant and what difference it has made.
Deadline for applications is Sunday 14 January 2024.
For more details – and how to apply – go to: https://www.cleveland.pcc.police.uk/how-can-we-help/community-funding/apply-for-community-funding/autumn-activity-fund/