Old Swan residents urged to get involved in community funding project
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Local clubs and groups that support the community of Old Swan are being invited to apply for funding as part of a participatory budget project being run by Merseyside Police.
The project is aimed at strengthening community resilience by supporting local clubs and groups, which in turn helps to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and support vulnerable members of the community.
Sergeant Jen Bullivant from the local policing team said: “This event will aim to welcome many amazing groups in Old Swan and give them the opportunity to receive funding to further develop existing projects and start new ones. We also want this event to act as a positive opportunity for our communities to meet each other, build relationships and networks.
“Potential applicants and anyone from the community who wants to find out more can come along to The Joseph Lappin Centre on Tuesday 14th June at 12 midday, where we’re happy to have a chat with anyone who thinks they’ve got an initiative that would benefit from some extra funding. The criteria for the funding will be decided by the groups that attend on Tuesday. Anyone who is interested but is unable to attend can email [email protected] for more information.
“The approach is straightforward – community groups apply for funding and local people will make decisions together about how the funds will be spent, so we’d urge this community to get involved.”
The funding pot has been contributed to by Project Medusa - the force's initiative to tackle County Lines.
Each applicant will pitch their bid to the local community group who will allocate funds for the projects they believe will have the biggest impact in their community, in an event that will be held on Saturday, 9 July at 2pm at Lister Steps Library.