Would YOU like a share of a £500,000 pot?

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People who would like a share of a £500,000 pot to make their community safer can get expert help in Stafford next month.

Stafford Borough Council will be holding workshops for community organisations interested in applying into the fund on the 2 and 5 March. To book an individual slot contact 01785 619595 or email mdownes@staffordbc.gov.uk

Community groups are being encouraged to use the money to fund projects which focus on improving community safety, reducing crime and increasing public confidence.

The money is a People Power Fund set up by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Staffordshire, Matthew Ellis. Groups can apply for grants between £100 – £3,000 to help fund their projects.

Cabinet Member for Community, Councillor Jeremy Pert (pictured) said:

“This fund is a simple way for local groups to make their communities safer. I would urge people to please take advantage of the workshops we are running so that we can help them with their great ideas.”

Matthew Ellis, PCC, for Staffordshire said:

“I have significantly increased the funding that local areas in Staffordshire have to make their communities safer.

“The Commissioner’s People Power Fund puts half a million pounds back into local communities and is easy and simple to apply for. It’s about local ideas to sort out local issues like anti-social behaviour. If you’ve got a good idea, the People Power Fund may be able to help you achieve it.

“If you’re a community group with good ideas to cut crime or make your area safer go to the website now to find out more.”

For more information and details on applying for the fund visit www.staffordbc.gov.uk/community-safety-priorities

Further information can also be found at www.staffordshire-pcc.gov.uk