CommunitySafety funding

LONDONDERRY’S Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Chair Drew Thompson has invited local groups, organisations, schools and colleges to apply for part of an £89,000 tranche of funding to tackle anti-social behaviour and the fear of crime within the Derry City Council area during the period July 2011 to March 2012.

The Department of Justice has allocated funding to the value of £89,000 for the Derry City Council region, to be administered by the CSP.

Alderman Drew Thompson said: “Community safety is about delivering local solutions to local problems that have been identified by local people.

“Through a partnership-led approach we can work together to create safer, shared and confident communities.

“This funding will help facilitate an engagement process with our children and young people that will help reduce the potential for becoming involved in anti-social activities, encourage more responsible behavior, create a respect for others especially the most vulnerable members of our community and ultimately reduce crime and the fear of crime throughout our city and district.”

The funding is split into four categories entitled, Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour, Early Years and Early Stages Intervention, Fear of Crime and Priority Youth Interventions with the grants ranging from £1,000 to £10,000 available.

Applications for all 2011 CSP Grants can be downloaded from the council website or by contacting the CSP directly 028 7137 6756. The closing date for applications to be submitted is Friday 24th June 2011.

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