PCC's Community Action Fund

In June 2017, I launched my Community Action Fund.  A £40,000 fund that sought applications from the community and voluntary sector to help support me in either of the following:

  • increased participation from communities who engage with and promote community safety thus helping to keep their community safe
  • a reduction in rural crime in communities

Details of the successful projects can be found in the table below:

OrganisationProject NameBrief Summary of ProjectAmount Requested
Wiltshire Youth for ChristPotterne Youth ClubRemuneration for youth worker one day a week to plan, organise and deliver youth club sessions (8 hours)£7,366
Trowbridge Community Area FutureBrighter Aspirations 14Fund qualified youth worker until 31st March 2018 to further develop youth provision and recruitment and training of volunteers to ensure provision is sustainable£9,524
The Nelson Trust Women's Centre, SwindonConnect and ThriveEstablishment of IT suite at Swindon Women's Centre to help address issues of poor academic achievement / lack of formal qualifications for women engaged with Nelson Trust£9,351
Wessex Community ActionAmesbury Youth CaféYouth Café gives young people a safe and dry place to meet with their peers and access basic leisure facilities at no cost£8,552
Young MelkshamTeen Talk Counselling & Listening and Support ServiceExpansion of service to offer support to young people from Bradford on Avon / Trowbridge area with an increased dedicated counselling offer based in Melksham£5,000