PCC People Power Funding Opportunity

The PCC People Power Fund for groups in Stoke and Staffordshire is open for applications.

There may be ways that we in the Creative Communities Unit could work with you to deliver a project using this funding, particularly if this is around coaching and mentoring, social enterprise, volunteering, evaluation or participatory research.

If you’d like to discuss working with us on a project please email creativecommunities@staffs.ac.uk

Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is inviting groups in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to bid for money from his People Power Fund.

As part of his commitment to local communities, the Commissioner is providing £500,000 in 2016/17 through the fund in the form of grants of between £100 and £3,000. The window for the latest round of applications for People Power Funding is now open until 14 September.

The fund is supporting locally-driven community safety activities throughout Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. These could include providing long-term, sustainable positive activities for young people to help reduce anti-social behaviour, mentoring programmes for targeted local groups through to activities that reassure and improve the quality of life in local areas. In the last two years over 200 local projects across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have received People Power Funding.

Mr Ellis said: ‘The Commissioner’s People Power Fund puts half a million pounds back into local communities and is easy and simple to apply for. It’s about local ideas to sort out local issues like anti-social behaviour. If you’ve got a good idea, the People Power Fund may be able to help you achieve it. If you’re a community group with good ideas to cut crime or make your area safer go to the website now to find out more.’

People Power applications need to be sponsored by the group’s Neighbourhood Police Officer or PCSO and will initially be assessed by the local Community Safety Partnership. More details, including application forms, are available at www.staffordshire-pcc.gov.uk/fund