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The Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner has allocated funding to provide financial help to community projects in Sussex that help to achieve the objectives under the four priorities within the Police & Crime Plan.

Katy Bourne, Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner who has launched the funding initiative said;

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£200,000 in funding is now available to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour

“I am delighted to launch my Safer in Sussex Community Fund, which is a new initiative that will provide financial support to innovative local projects that aim to make our communities safer. I want to help communities work together to come up with ways of tackling crime and disorder and I am keen to support projects that demonstrate strong partnership working. I will be working with local partners and agencies to ensure this support complements existing activity.

Applications from all local groups and organisations will be welcomed who can demonstrate how they are tackling the issues in their area that support the priorities set out in the Police & Crime Plan. These include commissioning initiatives that tackle crime, reduce re-offending and address community priorities such as alcohol, drugs, anti-social behaviour, domestic abuse and road safety.

Bids will be considered on a quarterly basis with the first round of funding allocated after 31st March 2014.

More information on the scheme and how to apply is available on my website: http://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/safer-in-sussex-community-fund/.