Groups interested in running activities to tackle antisocial behaviour (ASB) are being invited to apply for funding of up to £5,000.

Cornwall Community Foundation

Police and crime commissioner Alison Hernandez has this year allocated £182,500 to her community grants scheme. The current round will be dedicated to reducing the impact of antisocial behaviour in the county.

Interested organisations have until 15th August to apply for between £1,000 and £5,000 via the Cornwall Community Foundation.

The types of eligible activities might include arts and sports programmes, mentoring schemes, or parental support initiatives.

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Hernandez said: “I am always amazed by what our communities can do with relatively small sums of money, and it is often residents of our towns, villages, and cities who have a clear idea of what makes a difference and where funding is most likely to give positive results.

“ASB can seriously blight lives, and if not dealt with can escalate to a point where serious crimes are committed. If your community has identified a need and thinks this fund might help, then please fill out an application.”

For more information or to apply, visit the Cornwall Community Foundation’s website.

• Rounds for the police and crime commissioner’s Community Grants Scheme are divided into the commissioner’s priorities of reducing drugs harm, violence and antisocial behaviour, and improving road safety.