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One week left to apply for funding to tackle ASB

There is just one week left for community groups and organisations to apply for funding to help tackle anti-social behaviour in Dorset, through the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Op Relentless Community Fund.

The Police and Crime Commissioner David Sidwick said: “The Op Relentless fund is aimed at bringing forward practical solutions to Dorset’s problems, so if you are a charity or local project and you fit the bidding criteria – I would encourage you to get your bid in before the deadline.

Whether you are a sports club, youth group or a community group working with vulnerable people, together we can banish ASB and make our county safer for everyone.”

Grants are being made available to organisations for projects and initiatives that reduce ASB and/or increase public feeling of safety in areas disproportionately affected by ASB. Applications from £100 up to £5,000 are welcomed, the projects must address ASB and have a local focus.

Past fund beneficiaries The Front, Weymouth said: “We have made sure that we keep young riders coming here who we know are struggling with peer pressure, especially with low-level ASB that they find hard to get out of being involved in. Coming to the skate park regularly has helped them to pull away from this type of behaviour and become part of a supportive community.”

Find out more about the fund here.

Applications close on 11 July 2022.


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