A small pot of money (£23,700 for Redbridge) is available for bids for small projects that aim to reduce crime or tackle issues such as antisocial behaviour or try to engage groups who are not already involved with the crime and policing agenda.
The funding is through the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) Safer Neighbourhood Fund, and bids for it need to be submitted through the Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Board.
The purpose of SNB funding is to support:
- Projects focused on issues and concerns identified by the local community, and which focus on crime prevention or crime reduction.
- Projects focused on the engagement and inclusion of those local communities that are not involved with the crime and policing agenda, and support them in helping to make their communities safer.
- Projects focused on engagement with local communities.
Supported projects include those that:
- Provide crime prevention advice and/or materials in areas where there is evidence they are targeted for specific types of crime;
- Enable specific pieces of engagement or development work to be conducted by organisations connected to the SNB functions, such as stop and search groups, neighbourhood watches, youth IAGs etc. However, the funding cannot be used to underwrite the ongoing costs of these groups;
- Deliver police and public engagement events, either larger, borough wide events, or targeted at specific audiences or around specific crime types;
- Offer diversion opportunities to identified groups who may be at risk of committing crime.
Projects not supported include:
- Setting up a website for the SNB;
- Developing smartphone apps;
- Buying IT equipment for the SNB;
- Surveys, unless part of a wider project that describes how the information gathered will be used to prevent crime, reduce crime or engage with communities;
- Supporting functions that are the responsibility of other partners;
- Funding a post – whatever the post-holder is expected to deliver;
- Replicating core functions of the SNB such as meetings to hold the Borough Commander to account or address ward or neighbourhood priorities and promises;
- Poster, leaflet and newsletter campaigns that simply raise awareness of issues or organisations.
Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Board (RSNB) would be pleased to receive bids from organisations that meet the criteria. These will be considered at their next meeting on Wednesday 11 April. Bids must be submitted on the MOPAC application form which is available below.
Please send completed applications to: Liz Pearce – firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Tuesday 10 April.
If you would like any further information then please call Liz on 020 3874 4144.