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Community grants for a safer Lambeth

Last summer the Local Authority and Metropolitan Police funded 45 voluntary organisations for projects improving community safety with grants between £500 to £5000. Based on last years success Lambeth Council – Community Safety team and the Police are offering the same opportunity to local groups using Home Office funding. The fund is designed to promote community safety in Lambeth through enabling local voluntary and community sector projects to develop.

Examples of funded projects include; HIV/Aids awareness, education for the African community and Somalian refugees, work with Ugandan young people, community garden activities, constructive motor activities and support for street sex workers.

The fund is managed by London Action Trust (LAT) a pan London crime reduction agency. LAT are organising a launch event on Tues 19 April 2005 from 9:30am – 13:00pm at 336 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA. An application Seminar will take place on Fri 29 April 2005 from 10:30am – 12:30pm at 336 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA.

The application criteria are based on the themes included within the Community Safety Strategy 05-08.

These are; Drugs and Alcohol, Violent Crime, Young People, Victims and Witnesses, Priority Crime and Communications. For more information on the fund and events contact Marie-Luiza de Menezes at London Action Trust on 020 7735 4325 or maz@lat.org.uk.

Andy Tarrant – Interim Head of Community Safety said: “The fund is a great opportunity for the Council and the Police to engage with and support the voluntary and community sector which does so much to promote community safety in the borough. We are particularly keen to fund projects working with under-represented groups in the community. This years fund will build on the success of last years and further cement our relationship with local groups.”

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