A chance for Didsbury Voluntary Organisations And Community Groups to get valuable extra funding.
The Police Property Act Fund is made up of monies received by the police from property confiscated in Didsbury and other parts of Manchester by order of court and then sold. The Police Authority administers the fund and considers applications from voluntary organisations and community groups in Didsbury and the remainder of the Greater Manchester area. The main aim of the fund is to support local projects undertaken by voluntary/charitable organisations that benefit the communities of Greater Manchester, especially those which have a positive impact in reducing crime and disorder at a local level.
The Police Property Act Fund Board initially vets applications before they are referred to the Finance, Assets and Technology Resources Committee for approval. The Board consists of 5 Members of the Authority, the Fund Administrator and the Assistant Treasurer. A report is submitted to the Finance, Assets and Technology Resources Committee, normally twice a year, with recommendations for awards. However, due to reduced funding in 2010, we will only be considering applications once this year. The deadline for submission of your application is 8th July 2011, although the final decision on funding will not be made until October 2011.
You find out more here: http://www.gmpa.gov.uk/propertyactfund.htm