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Grants available to fund youth projects

Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Sir Graham Bright, is inviting community groups and charities to apply for a grant from his Youth Fund.

The aim of the Youth Fund is to engage young people in positive activities in their community in line with the Commissioner’s pledge tosupport work with young people to divert them away from a life of crime’.

Charities and community groups can bid for grants of up to £2,000 through the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation. The projects must be related to activities that have the potential to reduce youth crime, linked to the Commissioner’s pledge to continue to tackle crime and disorder.

Sir Graham said: “My Youth Fund has already helped projects across Cambridgeshire engage young people in positive activities that help keep them on the right track. A small amount of money can make a big difference to help stop some youths going off the straight and narrow, giving them something interesting and positive to do that channels their energy in a constructive way. Previous grants have included new equipment for an amateur boxing club, the painting of a mural in community gardens and a project to restore old motorbikes.”

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation (CCF), which will administer the fund on behalf of the Commissioner, is a local grant making charity that administers grants on behalf of other organisations, companies, families and individuals. CCF raises awareness about the grant funding on offer and manages all the administration over the grant applications, supporting applicants where required. CCF assesses applications to ensure they are consistent with their charitable purpose, before a Grant Panel makes the final decision on awards. The application process is simple and online. Successful grant recipients will need to track the impact of their work, but help and advice on how to do that is available.

The Commissioner’s Fund is paid for by Police Property Act monies.

To find out more about applying for a grant visit