PCC launches £1 million Innovation Fund

Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon Angus Macpherson is 
launching a £1 million Innovation Fund today (Friday 7 June).
The Commissioner is looking to fund community and voluntary initiatives 
throughout Wiltshire and Swindon which will help towards achieving his six main 
priorities as set out in his Police and Crime Plan.
Mr Macpherson said: "I am really excited about launching this £1 million 
Innovation Fund and making this money available to projects on the ground that 
can make a real difference to communities."
The Commissioner's six main priorities are, working with communities are 
partners to:
*       Reduce crime and anti-social behaviour
*       Protect the most vulnerable in society
*       Put victims and witnesses first
*       Reduce crime and anti-social behaviour
*       Drive up standards of customer service
*       Ensure unfailing and timely response to calls for assistance

Mr Macpherson added: "This fund is about supporting innovative new ideas which 
will make a lasting difference to community safety and I'm particularly 
interested in projects that help to break cycles of crime and anti-social 
behaviour, including supporting repeat offenders."

The funding will be awarded in three tranches as follows:
*       £400,000 by 31 July 2013 in respect of applications received by 15 July 
*       £300,000 by 30 November 2013 in respect of applications received by 15 
November 2013
*       £300,000 by 31 March 2014 in respect of applications received by 15 
March 2014

Any organisation with aims and activities that meet the criteria can apply for 
funding. Any funds not awarded in one tranche will be 'rolled-over' to the next 
funding tranche.
The £1 million Innovation Fund is being funded from Office of the PCC reserves.
The Commissioner will consult with an advisory panel, made up of representatives 
from Wiltshire Police, Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council and The 
Community Foundation for Wiltshire and Swindon, before deciding which 
applications to fund.
For more information, including a downloadable leaflet and an application form, 
visit www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk<http://www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk/>. If you have 
any other questions about the fund, please call the Office of the PCC on 01380 
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