A small pot of money is available for bids for 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. You may bid for up to £5,000. 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. Depending on the number of bids submitted to the RSNB, it may be that not all of them will receive approval to go in the final borough bid. At today's date, we do not know what amount of money will be available to Redbridge.
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;
- 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.
Redbridge Safer Neighbourhood Board (RSNB) would be pleased to receive bids from organisations that meet the criteria. These will be considered by the SNB members to decide which will go forward to MOPAC. Bids must be submitted on the MOPAC application form which is available here
Please send completed applications to: Jenny Ellis firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Friday 22 March.
If you would like any further information then please call Jenny on 020 8553 1004.