Merseyside Police has launched its Community Cashback Fund and is inviting community groups across Merseyside to apply for up to £5,000 funding in order to further develop existing projects or to start new ones.
Merseyside Police’s Community Cashback Fund utilises the money and assets seized from criminals through the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) and reinvests it back into our communities to help provide vital resources and fund community projects across Merseyside. It is aimed at strengthening community resilience by supporting local clubs and groups, which in turn helps to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, promote diversionary activities, and support vulnerable members of the community.
This year £100,000 is available for community projects with £70k coming from the proceeds of crime with a further £30k of funding provided by the Merseyside Violence Reduction Partnership to enable more grassroots projects and community groups to be supported.
The fund is being managed by the Community Foundation for Merseyside. All applications for funding must demonstrate how they will contribute to one of the following key themes:
Violence Against Women and Girls
Diversion away from criminal gangs
Promoting Diversity, Quality and Inclusion
Improving mental health and emotional wellbeing in children