Time is running out for local projects working to tackle drug and alcohol issues in Norfolk to bid for a share of £200k put up by the PCC.
PCC Stephen Bett has urged organisations which offer events, projects or services to support and rehabilitate those with drug and alcohol issues to apply for funding from his Substance Misuse and Alcohol Fund launched last month.
Stephen said: “Recognising the impact that they have on crime levels in our county, tackling drugs and alcohol issues in Norfolk is one of my key priorities. With this fund, I want to support the organisations which are working to transform people’s lives and ultimately make Norfolk a safer place.”
To be eligible for funding, projects must be Norfolk-based, working with adults and adolescents (age 14+), and substance misuse and/or alcohol related.
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.
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@example.com