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WALSALL ACTIVE CITIZENS FUND

A funding opportunity for new community safety projects in Walsall

  • Do you live or work in North Walsall, Walsall South or Willenhall or Short Heath?
  • Have you got a great idea to improve local community safety?
  • Would you like to access funding to make it happen?
  • Would you like to work with your local community to deliver it?

Funding is available to test new and innovative ideas in specific areas of Walsall. So if you’re and individual who want to access funding and free support, and you’ve got an idea for a community safety project in any of these wards, read on….

Bloxwich, Blakenall, Birchills, Leamore, St Mathews, Paddock, Palfrey, Pleck, Willenhall North, Willenhall South and Short Heath

The aim of the programme is to encourage and test locally developed solutions to creating safer communities.

It’s is about communities identifying community safety issues which matter to them and finding their own solutions to tackling them.

Active Citizens is funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and is being managed in Walsall by a local Active Citizens Partnership made including Walsall Local Policing Unit, Walsall Voluntary Action, Walsall Council and Walsall College.

Who can apply?

Walsall Active Citizens is seeking to support individual citizens with new ideas. Individuals may be linked to an existing organisation, as a volunteer, for example, but existing organisations are not the focus for this funding.

What’s available?

There’s no limit on funding but you should consider carefully how much you need to deliver your project. All funding must be spent by December 2017. We expect most projects will not cost more than £5,000 but many will be much less than this.

What’s the process?

You’ll need to submit a project proposal using the Initial Proposal Form by 4th November 2016.    walsallactivecitizens-initial-proposal-form

Who should I contact for more information?

Please get in touch with us below for more information on the process, the support available and to discuss whether your idea is something Walsall Active Citizen’s might be able to fund.

Lesley Shorthouse, Walsall Voluntary Action:  01922 619840  lesleys@walsallva.org.uk

Sgt Nick Morton, Walsall Local Policing Unit:   n.morton@west.midlands.pnn.police.uk

 

 

 


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