CHESHIRE’S new police and crime commissioner, John Dwyer, has launched a funding grant to support projects which will benefit local communities in Warrington.

The funding is aimed at new projects or initiatives which will prevent crime and anti-social behaviour under the crime commissioner’s Community Action Fund.

This could include tackling anti-social behaviour, drug issues, improving road safety, or promoting a safe night-time economy.

Up to £5,000 is available for these new projects or initiatives.

The Commissioner makes decisions on where the fund can be used most effectively to address community needs, whilst supporting the aims within the Police and Crime Plan and Cheshire Constabulary’s budget priorities for each financial year.

Applications are welcomed from community, voluntary or third sector organisations including Parish Councils and must be submitted to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner directly by members of the community.

Projects must be located within Cheshire, must focus on local needs, and be match-funded.

All projects must engage with the local policing team, which in most cases this will be your local dedicated PCSO.

The named individual will need to be aware of the project and will be able to endorse that the information within your application addresses local needs.

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