Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner.  
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Workshop announced for 2015 Commissioner's Community Fund launch
The Commissioner’s Community Fund (CCF) has been launched for 2015 with a brand new, interactive event to help individuals, charities or businesses in Hertfordshire apply for grants.
 
The CCF has been revamped for 2015 with the launch of an exciting and innovative workshop to offer practical support and guidance to prospective applicants that want to apply for funding from Police and Crime Commissioner, David Lloyd, to get their community safety or crime reduction projects off the ground.
 
The workshop launch coincides with the opening of the 2015/16 CCF on 18th February, when the Commissioner will start receiving applications for funding from its £250,000 pot.
 
Running alongside the CCF application process, grants will be available from the Herts Victims Services Commissioning Fund for schemes that support victims of crime and help them cope and recover from their ordeal. Funding for these projects has been allocated by the Commissioner from the Ministry of Justice Victims Fund.
 
The one day interactive workshop, to be held in Stevenage on Wednesday 4th March, will be a mixture of presentations, workshops and group discussions to help guide prospective applicants through the application process.
 
Not only will there be advice and guidance offered, there will also be a representative from the National Council of Voluntary Organisations, with expertise in fundraising and the chance to network with other organisations represented on the day. This will provide an opportunity to learn what the CCF is looking for in bid applications, so that you can write a compelling bid, which will hopefully result in funding for your organisation in 2015. All applicants from any organisation are welcome to attend the event.
 
In addition, updated documentation is available on the Commissioner’s website to help guide and support applicants.
 
Commissioner Lloyd said: “Through the CCF and Victims Fund, dozens of innovative and worthwhile schemes have been supported to help make Hertfordshire a safer place. But with the introduction of a workshop to help applicants, my hope is that even more projects and groups can be supported through the process and the county can reap the rewards. 
 
“Space is limited so I urge anyone interested in applying for funding to book a place as soon as possible. However if you cannot make it then there is a wealth of information now available on my website to help you create a successful application.”
 
The CCF and Victims Fund are available for applications from Wednesday 18th February 2015 to Wednesday 25th March 2015.
 
To book a place on the day-long workshop please contact the Commissioner’s office by email benjamin.harris2@herts.pnn.police.uk or call 01707 806100.
 
Further information and supporting documentation is available now on the Commissioner’s website here.
 
Applications will be able to be made between the opening dates above and submitted by email to commissioner@herts.pnn.police.uk. If you are unable to submit your bid via email, please contact Commissioner Lloyd’s office on 01707 806100 or by post to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, 15 Vaughan Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 4GZ.