Grassroots projects urged to bid for Lancashire Commissioner’s cash

FUND: Clive Grunshaw

FUND: Clive Grunshaw

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Community groups are being encouraged to bid for a share of £75,000 of funding from Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Grants of up to £2,500 are available from Clive Grunshaw’s Community Action Fund for grassroots projects that make a real difference.

This year £25,000 more than last year is being made available to support groups that help the Commissioner achieve his priorities of protecting vulnerable people and tackling crime, reoffending and anti-social behaviour.

The announcement comes as six more groups have shared more than £10,000 of Community Action Fund cash for projects that help people in their local areas.

Broadgate Residents Action Group in Preston will use its £2,500 grant for its mentoring and coaching family project.

The Commissioner has awarded £1,200 to Eagles Wings in Preston to help it support victims of domestic abuse.

Lancashire Sports and Arts Foundation, which is also based in Preston, has been given £2,000 to help fund a youth festival.

And in Lancaster the Larks in the Park Youth Community will use £1,960 of funding for its youth-led music festival, which will take place on June 28.

Mr Grunshaw said: “I’m delighted to award this funding to such worthy groups that are helping to make a real difference in their communities.”