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Safer Bedfordshire Community Fund

This project is funded by SaferStreets 5, a collaboration between the Home Office and Bedfordshire OPCC aimed at protecting public spaces by addressing, violence against women and girls (VAWG), anti-social behaviour (ASB) and neighbourhood crime.

Bedfordshire & Luton Community Foundation (BLCF) are proud to partner with Bedfordshire OPCC, to deliver a new pilot fund which seeks to empower organisations/communities to use arts, and cultural activities to create a programme of interventions aimed at raising awareness of wider issues in our society. The fund aims to focus on new ways of engaging those most impacted by the strategic priorities outlined below. Using creativity as a mechanism to understand why behaviours are formed, change attitudes and aspirations of victims of crime and/or perpetrators and support people and communities (of place and people) to come together and work for positive outcomes. The fund will support organisations working with or led by an artist or creative organisation.

Key Priorities:

  • Violence and exploitation of women and girls (changing perceptions, attitudes, and behaviours towards women and girls in public spaces, with the long-term aim of reducing violence against women and girls (VAWG) crimes and disorder in public.
  • Reduce antisocial behaviour (ASB) and
  • Reduce neighborhood crime.

Grants Available:

Grant funding for projects of up to £5,000 and by exception grants up to £10,000 for exceptional projects.

Please read a copy of the guidance and criteria for this fund HERE for further information around eligibility.

Deadline date for applications: 20th May 2024 (by 5pm).

If you have any questions or are unsure if your project fits the criteria, please call Suzanne France on 01525 306 690 or email [email protected] and we will be happy to help.