PCC encourages community groups to apply for £5k grant

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South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Shaun Wright has opened up the application process for his final round of community grant funding.

The funding for the grant scheme has been raised by money seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA). 
This is money gained by criminal activity, that will be invested back into the community through awarding grants of up to £5,000 to community groups across South Yorkshire.

Commisioner Wright said: “As South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, one of my top priorities is to protect the most vulnerable people from crime and the investment that I am putting into these organisations is testament to my commitment.

“I would encourage anyone running schemes within South Yorkshire, who think that they can make a difference to residents, to consider applying for the funding. I am especially looking for community groups that would like to add resources and promote their current project and would be unable to do so without additional funding.”

Forms and further information are available to download from www.southyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk and groups have until 2pm on Thursday, 12 September to submit their applications.