Minister for Crime Prevention and Antisocial Behaviour Reduction, Baroness Browning said: ‘Voluntary groups play a vital role in empowering communities to work together to tackle the crime and antisocial behaviour that blights many of our towns and cities.
‘This new funding will help us to drive up action, encourage more creative solutions and build safer neighbourhoods for everyone.’
Practical help and support
National voluntary sector bodies also have the chance to bid for £550,000 through the ‘support and modernisation fund’, which will provide practical help and advice to local frontline voluntary groups that support Home Office objectives. The closing date for applications is Friday 23 September 2011.