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Do you have any ideas on how to make your community safer?

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: July 16, 2014

PCC Matthew Ellis

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Great ideas for community safety solutions come from local people which is why Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is inviting groups in Staffordshire to bid for money from his People Power Fund.

Community based organisations can apply for grants for between£100 - £3,000 to support ideas to improve community safety, reduce crime and increase public confidence.The window for the next round of applications for People Power Funding opens on Friday 1 August and runs until Sunday 14 September.

The People Power Fund is one part of £2.5 million of Commissioner’s Community Funding for 2014/15.

Mr Ellis said: “I have significantly increased the funding that local areas in Staffordshire have to make their communities safer. “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.”

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Find out more about the People Power Fund at www.staffordshire-pcc.gov.uk/people-power-fund

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