Grants available for Tameside community safety projects

GROUPS across Tameside can now apply for grants for projects that strengthen communities and reduce anti-social behaviour.

Applications are open to voluntary, community, faith or charity groups, which can apply for up to a maximum of £2,000 for a new project, activity or significant development of an existing one.

It comes as the Community Safety team at Tameside Council launch the latest Resilient Communities Grant Fund.

Projects will need to demonstrate at least one of the following priorities: prevent crime and reduce fear of crime, improving environmental resilience and challenges, reducing anti-social behaviour and empowering communities.

Projects that meet the criteria will then be invited to attend an event where the audience will vote which projects they wish to receive funding.

Councillor Vimal Choksi, Tameside Council’s Executive Member for Towns and Communities, said: “The grant funding is a wonderful opportunity for us to work with, support and inspire the local community to create a safer Tameside, whilst transforming or creating new accessible spaces for everyone in the borough.

“By investing in and empowering local communities, we can help remove barriers to those who are disadvantaged, so all residents can develop their confidence and skills.”

The deadline to submit applications is March 29, 2024, by emailing the application form here to the Community Safety Partnership Officer relevant to your area:

North: Ashton wide & East: Dukinfield, Stalybridge, Mossley

South: Longdendale, Godley, Hyde & West: Denton, Audenshaw, Droylsden

More information about the priorities and the grant opportunities can be found on Action Together’s website here.

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