Money is now available for awards to Community and Voluntary Sector projects in parts of South Tyneside, for projects that will help to fight crime or the fear of crime.
A wide variety of projects can be considered, in the past, those have been given for equipment for Mother and Toddler groups and Day Centres for the Elderly, fitting of security gates between houses, and encouraging young people to join in constructive activities.
This year the Council's Community Safety Chest scheme will run in six areas, Boldon Colliery, Fellgate and Hedworth, Biddick Hall, the Scotch Estate, Cleadon Park and Whiteleas.
Any group working mainly or entirely in those areas can apply for grant of up to £1,000. For further information about the scheme, contact Community Safety Workers Kate Begley or Lee Taylor on 424 7932 or 424 7933.
Application forms are available from the Community Safety Section of South Tyneside Council or at the upstairs reception in the Central Library.
All completed applications must be returned by the closing date 28th June.