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Dearne community groups urged to take advantage of new funding scheme

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Shaun Wright.

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Shaun Wright.

Dearne charities are being urged to take advantage of a new funding scheme.

South Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner Shaun Wright has given £40,000 to the South Yorkshire Community Foundation (SYCF) to distribute to charities.

The fund is open to applications from all community and charity groups involved in crime prevention,

upporting ex-offenders and those vulnerable to falling into criminal activity in South Yorkshire.

Ruth Willis, chief executive officer of SYCF, said: “I am thrilled that the foundation has been given this opportunity to manage this fund on behalf of the police and crime commissioner and that we are able to offer the funding out through the foundation’s small grants process.

“We value our relationship with the police and crime commissioner and know that this fund will have a huge impact on the work that is being carried out in communities by community groups, working to ensure that South Yorkshire is a safer place to live, work and play.”

Commissioner Wright added: “It is a huge pleasure to provide South Yorkshire Community Foundation with the £40,000 funding to enable them to open their grant funding project to local community initiatives. The good work carried out by smaller community groups and organisations would not be possible without funding initiatives like this.”

To apply for funding visit www.sycf.org.uk.

 

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