Organisations looking to raise awareness of and tackle drug and alcohol issues across Norfolk can now bid for a share of £200,000 from the PCC’s wider commissioning budget.
Voluntary sector and community-based organisations could benefit from the major new Substance Misuse and Alcohol Fund launched today by Stephen Bett.
Stephen said: “As Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner, tackling drugs and alcohol issues across the county is one of my key priorities, and I would strongly encourage organisations who offer events, projects or services to support and rehabilitate those with drug and alcohol issues to apply for a share of this fund.”
• Norfolk-based projects
• Substance misuse and/or alcohol-related
• Focus on re-offending and antisocial behaviour and/or supporting victims
• Projects for age 14+ (adults and adolescents)
Projects could include:
• Recovery-focused projects, including activities aimed at developing life skills and social networks
• Interventions targeting minority ethnic communities and other under-represented groups, such as link work or culturally relevant activities.
• Start-up or project funding for social enterprises which help those in recovery develop skills and to grow their employment opportunities, training aids to raise awareness of current interventions, innovative pilots, specialist posts which complement and enhance existing provision.
Bids are welcome for any amount between £1,000 and £40,000. Applications must be in by 12 September, with a view to distributing the first of the funds towards the end of the year.
The grant programme will be managed and administered by the Norfolk Community Foundation and overseen by an independent panel. The panel will review all applications and make recommendations to the Commissioner who will approve all funding grants. The panel will consider funding individuals towards sustained recovery, however any bid must come from an organisation that is committed to providing ongoing support and mentoring.
Graham Tuttle, Chief Executive of Norfolk Community Foundation, said: “We are pleased to be working with the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office in delivering this Substance Misuse and Alcohol Fund to the charities and community groups who help to transform people’s lives in this area. The success of this project will undoubtedly help work towards making Norfolk a safer place.”
How to apply
For further information about the fund and to apply online, visit the Norfolk Community Foundation website.
For advice and guidance on making an application to the fund, please contact the Norfolk Community Foundation Grants team on 01603 623958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org