Grants from the Somerset Crimebeat Trust are available for projects that give young people (up to the age of 25) the opportunity to help combat crime and the cause of crime in their communities.
The Somerset Crimebeat Trust was launched in 1998. Funds are usually raised with the support of the current High Sheriff of Somerset and the Trust is supported by past, current and future High Sheriffs as well as representatives of Avon and Somerset Constabulary.
The Trust is an independent charity administered by Somerset Community Foundation and Quartet Community Foundation.
The Trust wants the grants made from the Somerset Crimebeat Trust to make a real difference to young people. They are particularly keen to hear from those working in more disadvantaged communities. They will also prioritise applications that:
- Allow young people to tackle the problems of their community themselves
- Involve a cross section of your community
- Highlight the dangers of drug, solvent and alcohol abuse or address bullying or cyber-bullying
- You can apply for a Somerset Crimebeat Trust grant of up to £1,500.
- If your project needs more funding please let them know within your application as they may be able to use other funds under management.
- Community and voluntary organisations, registered charities, and social enterprises are welcome to apply.
- This includes unincorporated associations, registered and unregistered charities, community interest companies, cooperatives, and industrial and provident societies.
- All groups need to have:
- A governing document or set of rules
- A management committee
- A bank account in your group’s name that requires the signatures of at least two unrelated people
- A safeguarding policy where required
For more information, visit https://www.somersetcf.org.uk/crimebeat