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Charities and community groups across Buckinghamshire can now apply for grant funding for projects that tackle Buckinghamshire Council’s ‘Safer Buckinghamshire Plan’ priorities through the Community Safety Fund.

Funded by the Council, in partnership with Heart of Bucks, the purpose of the Community Safety Fund is for Buckinghamshire to continue to be one of the safest places to grow up, raise a family, live, work and do business.

Organisations applying for funding must ensure their project tackles at least one of the ‘Safer Buckinghamshire Plan’ priorities:

  • Protecting vulnerable adults and children
  • Addressing the impact of drugs, alcohol, or poor mental health
  • Tackling violence against women and girls
  • Dealing with offending
  • Helping communities become more resilient

Steve Bowles, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, commented:

“I am delighted that our new Community Safety Fund is now available for projects that help to make Buckinghamshire a safer place. The fund is part of our commitment to working closely with community and voluntary groups and local businesses in Bucks to deliver the priorities in our Safer Buckinghamshire Plan.”

Grants of up to £15,000 are available and can be used towards capital expenditure, project costs, and/or core costs and overheads associated with the delivery of the project.

Henry Allmand, CEO at Heart of Bucks said:

“We are delighted to be launching a fund dedicated to making Buckinghamshire a safer place to live, work and do business. Together with the council, we are committed to reducing crime and disorder and protecting vulnerable people in our county. The Community Safety Fund will enable us to provide vital funding to community organisations transforming Buckinghamshire for the better.”

For more information on Buckinghamshire’s Community Safety Fund, please click here.