Community projects in Gwent will be able to apply to the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for a share of £150,000 in cash seized from criminals and from the sale of unclaimed found property.
Gwent PCC Ian Johnston announced his Partnership Fund is open for bids from charities, voluntary organisations and community groups involved in activities that have a positive impact on their communities.
He said: “It’s fitting to see money recovered from criminals going back to benefit local communities and many projects in Gwent have already made a positive difference to their communities thanks to this funding scheme.
“We recognise the vital role these projects can play in complementing the work of Gwent Police and other local partners in the community. My message is simple – if anyone has a great idea for a project which can make a positive difference to their community – we want to hear from them.”
Groups will be able to apply for funding up to and in the region of £10,000.
Previous successful applicants include Risca Street Pastors where a £3,000 grant helped fund an extra ten members.
For more infrmation about how to apply, visit www.gwent.pcc.police.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.