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Waterford Community Safety Partnership Grant Launched

The Independent Chair of the Waterford Local Community Safety Partnership (WLCSP), Sean Aylward, has announced the commencement of the WLCSP Small Grants Fund. This initiative offers grants ranging from €1,000 to €5,000, specifically intended to aid local community organisations and service providers. The primary objective is to boost innovative projects and initiatives that cater to the requirements outlined in the WLCSP Community Safety Plan 2023-2028.

The WLCSP, a creation of the Department of Justice, embodies a novel government pilot scheme which aims to seamlessly blend the strengths of statutory services, the voluntary and community sector, local councillors, and community members. The united front is dedicated to pinpointing and resolving community safety concerns at a local level.

Expressing his gratitude towards the Department of Justice, Aylward explained, “community safety is a multifaceted notion, surpassing just the boundaries of policing and crime. It envelops the essence of individuals being secure and feeling protected within their communities. It encompasses various aspects, ranging from the visible presence of Gardaí to ensuring children have safe areas to play. These grants have been designed to invigorate and nurture local community safety endeavours, especially those that resonate with the objectives of the WLCSP Community Safety Plan.”

The fund commences with a generous allocation of €50,000, with individual grants ranging between €1,000 and €5,000. Interested parties should mark their calendars, as the application process will be advertised from Monday, 2nd October. Applications will be accepted between 6th October and 20th October. Successful applicants can expect allocation by 17th November, with the stipulation that the funds be utilised before the close of 31st December 2023.

For a comprehensive understanding and further details, individuals and organisations are encouraged to visit Waterford City & County Council’s website.

Source: Waterford City & County Council

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