Children and Young People Fund
This £200k fund aims to support organisations which are helping children and young people stay clear of crime. The focus will be on supporting those already disadvantaged by circumstances or events which in later life could lead to them become a victim or offender themselves.
Children and Young People Fund grants will be awarded to projects that:
- Reduce reoffending among Children and Young People
- Support Children and Young People at risk of being drawn into offending
- Support Children of prisoners into positive behaviours
- Support Children and Young People of domestic abuse victims and substance misusers into positive behaviour
- Help Children and Young People who are victims of abuse and sexual exploitation to cope and recover, and/ or provide early intervention
- Work with Looked After Children/Care Leavers to support positive behaviours.
Bids will be welcome for any amount up to a maximum of £30,000 and applications must be in by January 16.
The grant programme is managed and administered by the Norfolk Community Foundation and overseen by an independent board. The board will review all applications and make recommendations to the Commissioner who will approve all funding grants.
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 Clive Rayner, Grants Officer at Norfolk Community Foundation on 01603 623958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Safer Norfolk Fund
The Safer Norfolk Foundation Medium Grant Programme is an annual £200,000 grant fund put up from your Police and Crime Commissioner’s (PCC) commissioning budget.
The Fund was launched by PCC Stephen Bett in April 2014 to deliver grants to those working with the disadvantaged and vulnerable. It is designed to target need in key areas with every penny making a genuine difference.
In the first grant round, Stephen put forward an initial £100,000, but subsequently increased the fund to £180,000 due to the strength and variation of the bids.
Funding was allocated to 25 projects working in the PCC priority areas of:
- Tackling domestic abuse and sexual violence
- Supporting victims and preventing victimisation
- Working with offenders to prevent reoffending and rehabilitate offenders
- Supporting people with mental health issues and personality disorders to prevent offending and victimisation
- Supporting people with alcohol and substance misuse issues to prevent offending and victimisation
- Working with young people to help them stay clear of crime
- Supporting minority communities and improving community relations.
The grant programme is managed and administered by the Norfolk Community Foundation and overseen by an independent grants panel. The members of the panel are:
Lady Sarah Leicester, former High Sheriff of Norfolk
Lady Pippa Dannatt, High Sheriff of Norfolk
Bill Armstrong, Sheriff of Norwich
Peter Jacobs, Retired Judge
Michael Goff, Local Businessman
Heather Farley, Chief Executive, West Norfolk Voluntary and Community Action
Kate Kingdon, Age UK Norfolk
This independent scrutiny from Norfolk Community Foundation and the panel provides a transparent and accountable way of justifying the PCC’s spend. It also ensures, through thorough scrutiny, that every bid is sustainable and deliverable.
Bids are welcome for any amount up to a maximum of £10,000. The current funding round has now closed, but more information on future opportunities for bid for a share of the PCC’s Safer Norfolk Fund can be found on the Norfolk Community Foundation website.