New fund launched to make Northamptonshire safer

Stephen Mold

Monday 12 June 2017

Northamptonshire Community Foundation is working in partnership with Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold who has given £100,000 to the Community Foundation to award to projects focusing on preventing crime in the County.

The fund was officially launched at the Daventry Funder Fayre on 6 June to hundreds of community groups and charities and was supported by Sam Ward, Involvement Officer for Northamptonshire Police & Crime Commissioner.

Stephen Mold, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire said: “I’m very pleased to be working with the Northamptonshire Community Foundation. I’m committed to making Northamptonshire safer for people who visit, live and work here. Working in partnership with the Foundation is an effective way to provide grant funding to projects that are primarily focussed on promoting and delivering community safety and reducing crime in our County.” 

The Making Northamptonshire Safer Communities Fund will offer grants from £3,000 up to £10,000 to support the Police and Crime Plan objectives; Keeping the young safe, Putting victims first, Protecting people from harm and Community Partnerships. 

In addition to being awarded funding, groups will have a chance to meet the Police and Crime Commissioner as he’ll be visiting some of the beneficiaries of the fund.

Rachel McGrath, Grants Director/Deputy CEO said “‘The Foundation is delighted to be working in partnership with the Police and Crime Commissioners Office to deliver this fund focused on community safety. The Foundation will work with funded groups to measure the impact of their work to achieve safer communities. We welcome applications from groups and charities working to prevent crime and promote safer communities here in Northamptonshire.’

For further information and to apply click here or contact Rachel McGrath on 01604 230033.