Police and Crime Commissioner Youth Fund for Cambridgeshire
The Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner supports the Police and Crime Commissioner Youth Fund for Cambridgeshire.
The aim of the Youth Fund is to engage young people (up to the age of 18) in positive activities in their community in line with the Commissioner’s pledge to support work with young people to divert them away from a life of crime. The projects must be related to activities that have the potential to reduce youth crime, linked to the Commissioner’s pledge to continue to tackle crime and disorder.
Whilst applications are invited from anywhere in the county, priority will be given to projects working in the following wards:
- Fenland - Waterlees - Wisbech/Staithe - Wisbech/Medworth - Wisbech/March East/Hill – Wisbech
- Huntingdonshire - Huntingdon North (Oxmoor)/Eynesbury – St Neots/Ramsey- Yaxley
- Peterborough - Central/East/Orton Longueville/Dogsthorpe/Bretton North/Ravensthorpe/Paston/North
- Cambridge City - Abbey/Arbury/Cherry Hinton/East Chesterton/Kings Hedges/
- South Cambs - Bar Hill/Melbourn/Sawston
- East Cambridgeshire - Littleport West/Littleport East/Soham North/Soham South
Charities and Community groups working in Cambridgeshire can bid for grants up to a maximum £2,000 using the application process described below.
As with all grants made by Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, recipients will be required to track the impact of their work. We offer a range of online resources which explain your role in collecting data on the outcomes and social impact of your CCF funded project and how you should go about planning to collect it. The Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner is keen to meet some of the groups that are awarded funding, to see for himself the nature and impact of the work funded.
Some of the grants awarded from the Fund include:
GAP Learning CIC received a grant to fund a project raising awareness of the issue of grooming for young people
Masjid Khadijah & Islamic Centre Peterborough received a grant towards equipment and delivery of two youth groups which empower young people by facilitating discussion of social issues that are important to them
Cherry Hinton Baptist Church received a grant to continue the running of the existing and well attended youth group
Cambridgeshire County Council: Cambridge North Locality received a grant to run a programme of positive engagement during the school term with the aim of reducing crime and antisocial behaviour
The Voyager Academy received a grant to support students who are at risk of committing anti-social behaviour and crime during the summer holidays and who are failing in education due to poor attitudes to learning
20Twenty Productions CIC received a grant to run sessions for the 'Jamming' music project to engage young people
Chesterton Community Association received a grant to provide attractions for youngsters, aged 12-18 years, at
Chesterton Festival's Community Fun Day to engage their interest in becoming involved in wider community activities
Cambridgeshire Constabulary received a grant to run a project to make a positive impact on all aspects of local youngsters’ lives by providing a consistent structured free football event
Sexyouality received a grant to run workshops in secondary schools about the impact of bullying and hate crimes towards LGBT young people
Wisbech Community Development Trust received a grant to run a pilot literacy project providing 1:1 tuition for two gypsy and traveller teenagers with very low levels of literacy
Viva Arts and Community Group received a grant to run a musical theatre project over a period of four months for rurally isolated young people
Cambridgeshire County Council: Ramsey Locality Team received a grant to run an Arts Award Qualification course during the holidays for young people at risk of becoming involved in anti-social activity
Godmanchester Baptist Church received a grant to purchase beanbags, games, musical instruments and craft supplies for the weekly youth club