Local MP Maggie Throup is calling on community groups across Erewash to consider applying for a new grant aimed at tackling antisocial behaviour.
The Antisocial Behaviour Prevention Grant, launched by Derbyshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner, Angelique Foster, is worth up to £5,000.00 and will support community-based projects to prevent the causes of antisocial behaviour, as well as those that help to reassure residents and make them feel safer in the community.
This initiative is one of two schemes to be launched by the Commissioner this year, the second of which will support projects to improve road safety across the county.
Speaking about the fund, Maggie commented:
“In Angelique, we finally have a Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire who understands the needs of our local community.
“Although we have seen a fall in overall crime in recent years, antisocial behaviour remains a major issue for many residents and I am working hard together with Angelique and our local Police, as part of my plan for Erewash, to address this problem head on.
“Community groups play an extremely important role in tackling antisocial behaviour and we are incredibly lucky to have some shining examples here in Erewash. This new funding will help to support them in this challenge, and I would encourage them to consider submitting a proposal to the Commissioner.
“In addition, I welcome the launch of the Government’s new Beating Crime Plan, aimed at protecting the public and restoring confidence in our criminal justice system, which includes providing the public with information and contact details about their neighbourhood police officer.”
For full details about how to apply to the funding, including the bidding criteria, please visit www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/asb. The submission deadline is 10th September 2021.